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Publlak*d Weekir »t 114 WmC 4Cth St.. N*w York, N. T^ tar Varlctr. Ia«L AbbmI MbMrtptlOB IT. Slafl* eepta^ It mbU. 
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'■VOL. IJail. No. 6 



NFyV YORK CITY, FRIDAY, Jt?LY 1. 1921 



32 PAGES 




LAWFO 



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HEW "GYP AND TRBT SYSTEM 

IN AHAimC CITY CAFES 



|1.50 Cover Charge for Each "Hostess"— Many 
^'Hostesses" — Everything Orderly, but Expensive 
' —Even "Cover Charge" for Breakfast 



Atlantic City, June 2f. 

An unprecedented aystem of gyp 
and trim la being played by almost 
evtry cabaret in town. Aa a re- 
•ult businesa is low, and the awful 
checks paid by the few do not total 
healthy receipts, while their main 
cause is an item of heavy expense. 
That c.'iuHo is the ' hostess game. 

Years apo this "hostess" idea was 
popular in the llaymarket and 
■imilnr i)laces in New York, and 
along 22nd street in Chi(\'ipo; here 
It Is n^'w. and proiiably would be 
anywhere In cafes claiming to be of 
the first class, and presu; ng to 
fharge as high as |1.50 couvert. 

In almost every cabaret cafe in 
town there are from three to 10 
•f these "hostesses," pretty girls 
Who come to tables where men 
Without feminine company are sit- 
ting. Home dcvible a.*? cntertn'rior^ 
They are frequently Introduced by 
the prf)i)rietors and head waiters. 
and the presentations are orderly 
•nough - on the surface, at least — 
but as soon as the girls ar- 
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DEMPSEY"S TRAINING 
NEW SHOW BUSINESS 

Gate Bigger for "Exercise" 
Than Some Champs Ever Saw 



Atlantic City. June 29. 
Thf D.iiipscy camp training ex- 
^^Iblta ;ire pei haps unique in show 
businesa. The idea of charging for 
trail. irl^' cxhioitidiis js not new, bui 
■ever luforo has it risen to any 
proporlion.s worth comment. Hito, 
^ith a i>()pular and spoctiicular 
champ in a icsort town on the eve 
of an iii'rfnaf ional battle, the thing 
hofl t.iK.-ii on all Hiz(^ and sliape of a 
cir'MH. 

Tin* aniiiliit hrat Pf, ouWloors and 
ab..ijt i(( rnnuitcs' drive fioin tin- 
I^f^.inlu ;ilk. s.Mt!^ nn>r<> than 1.000 
on 1 jrnhrr Im-ik lies around the ring 
"''''" is a JMix otll.»'_ ;inil the prici'S 
'■■" ■ •• fii.rn r.O ( i-nts lo %'.'.. Tlicrc 
^f" ilso ( (i!i(ri>.sii)n;i ires, with soft 
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MUSICAL Hrr CUTS TO 
SIX SHOWS WEEKLY 



"Last Waltz" at Century Elim- 
inates Matinees 



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For the first time a Broadway at- 
traction regularly presented has re- 
duced the number of weekly per- 
formancoa. This new plan was set 
In operation this week, when "The 
Last Waltx" at the Century elimi- 
nated both matinees, and for July 
and August will continue on a six- 
performance basis weekly. 

Although tne house claims to have 
one of the finest cooling systems in 
New York, the heat Is said to be 
one reason for the radical operating 
change. There are other reasons. 
One is that Eleanor Painter, who 
sings the lead role, was anxious to 
play evenings only, but sh j is re- 
ported Insisting that no understudy 
go on at matliues. 

A reduction in operating expense 
will not exactly work out on a pro 
rata basis. The principals will re- 
ceive salaries on the basis of one- 
(juarter less (two-eighths for the 
missed matinees), the management 
stating the elimination of the after- 
noon i)erformance8 was at the re- 
quest of the cast. There will be no 
deduction of chorus salaries, but It 
has been arranged for eight girls 
at a time to take a vacation for a 
week. Heads of departments back 
stage ^•'" be paid r<^gular salaries, 
but all extra men on the crew re- 
ceive pay per p i formance. An ar- 
rangement for any revision on the 
part of the orchestra was not 
worked out early this .veek. 

"The Last Waltz" has siipix'd In 
takings with the rest of the summer 
attract ion.s. Last week the gross 
was between $17,000 and $1H 000. It 
was .stated at the C'entury that the 
show will he sure to continue 
through ih«' summer- on tlie six ixr- 
fonnance basis. 

STONE REOr^NING JULY 30 

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open 111' ipiiMll -.1(0: IkTC .i) the 

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of 1 . 1 lioi i > I 1 ■- Ml II' I n 1 1 ly all 

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EXPECT C0N6RE! 
TOIICT 



CommiMion Like One for 
Railroads to Remedy 
Abuses — Prohibitive 
Demands of Labor Out- 
lined — Show Business 
Called ^'Madhouse'*— 
Petition Filed. 




THEATRE 



HT SEAT TICKET SALE 
DROPS AWAY DOWN imS WEEK 



EQUITY DENOUNCED 



A determined effort for rolief 
from the present deatructiTe eondi- 
tlons waterloergln^ tha entire the- 
atrical business alma at a Theatri- 
cal Business Commission, appointed 
by Congress, after the formula used 
in forming the Railroad Commis- 
sion that rid traffic conditions of 
many of their major abusea. 

Now in Washington paving the 
way for the desired legislation Is 
a group of attorneys headed by 
Myron Sulzberger, the lawyer, with 
something like concrete action ex- 
pected soon from the country's 
legislative bodies aa well aa from 
President Harding. 

Two members of the Producing 

Managers' Association and three 

theatrical producers not affiliated 

with the organized managers are 

Continued on Page f 



ERLANGER OPTMISTIC, 
LOOKS FOR GOOD WINTER 



Predicted Hard Times — Now 

^Says Conditions Will Be 

Regulated in Fall 



Gyp" Brokers, Frightened, Offered Stock at 25 Per 
Cent Below Cost — Other Brokers AdTertise 
Advance of Only Fifty Cents 



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GUS HILL WILLS HOME 
FOR AGED MANAGERS 



Now Wants to Find Way to 
Raise Endowment Fund 



Ous Hill has incorporated in his 
will a clause deeding his summer 
home at Locust, N. J., on the 
Shrewsbury Uiver, for a home for 
aged and Indigent theatrical man- 
agers and agents. He Is now trying 
to figure out a way for raising an 
endowment fund for its main- 
tenance. 

When seen Hill confirmed the 
above, adding he was desirous of 
doing for the business end of the 
profession the same as is being done 
for the actors. 

The place, he says, comprises 28 
acres of land, with two houses, one 
containing 22 rooms and the other 
12 rooms, and cost mm |MO,000 to 
buy, with a considerable amount 
spent on improvements. 

Asked why he didn't deed the 
property over at once for the use 
of the managers and agents, Hill 
said he wanted to get some pleas- 
ure out of it for himself and fig- 
ured he was doing well enough to 
leare It to the clan on his demise. 



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CHURCHES PAY PROFIT 



A. L. Erlanger is one of the op- 
timists regarding show business for 
the ctjmlng year. He said: 

"Last January I predicted times 
would be hard for the remainder of 
the season, adding that only the 
tjJKger attractions would survive. 
Since then the little things have 
p-isscd through the sieve and the 
others remained. Take for exam- 
I)Ie Thp I'V)lIles, Sally.' 'Lightnin* 
ind Two Little CJlrls In Blue.' all 
now in New York. They have 
ui.itinred the hard times In good 
i.isliioii, while others have gone by 
ihf ho.'irds. 

r.> (he full the industrial condi 
lorr ^lll li<> r«"giilat ed — t he foreign 
:iM;ti..ii will have been clariflt'd 
ir.il iMis:n<'ss will once more l»e nor 
1 1 1 . 1 1 

I Miok r»*r ,1 profl|»»M OILS wini'r for 
. Lhc belter attractio. 



duce Picture Manager to Remain 
Closed Sundays 



LawrenceiVurK. Ind .June 2S, 
When Walter I'], 'rallty. proprie- 
tor of the I'^rnfiiro (p (lures), de- 
clared h<' (ouid «• irn ;i n« t [)roflt of 
$250 by oixratmg upon Sundays 
from June ID. lOai. to Jan. 1, 1922, 
the churclir >. of the town got to- 
gether, liii.'^rd thr money and gave 
it to Tallcy ir: id urn for his agree- 
ment to r<rriiin closed Sundays 
during tliat period. 

A c.ise p»ri.ling against Tailey for 
operating ui)on Sunday. In whi-h a 
jury dl.sMKreed. in to be dismissed, 
the co.sts heirii^ paid t,y the church 
workers 

FROM $75 TO $1,000 WEEKLY 

I, MM .\ni,'e|( .tiiiir ;::♦ 
l.r)ri ( ')].! fiey Will rel urn to ' li. 

Cniversal at $1,000 weekly Un i 

-^j)' < III prcdui tion 

When la.sr with I ni>'i • ■<<■ < ■■ 

( eived $7r> }i week. 

f'hTney Is now v\ 1 1 n ",,1 . . i , 

Noilaii ill liils oi. Lito. ' i 



The bottom dropped ottt thla 
of the ticket sale for tho Denpaey- 
Carpentier heavyweight champlOB* 
ship battle which wiu be held to- 
morrow. July 2, in the arena at 
Boyle's "Thirty Acres,- Jersey City. 
It was known as early as late last 
week the ticket demand had r^uced 
to a minimum. Ektrly this week raost 
of the ticket agencies were offering 
tickets for 60 cents in advance, al- 
though the specs originally figured 
on a clean-up. 

Several of the biggest agenclea 
were given consignments for seata 
and such tickets have been K>ld 
from the start at 60 cents ovei^bo 
price. One of the major ^rAera 
orlglnall# accepted |100/>00 i^rtk 
of tickets. He stated Monday there 
were atlll $26,000 worth on hand 
and that he had expected to sell aa 
additional $50,000. so that the fight 
sale was but one half the bulk 
looked for. Other agencies that 
went to trouble and expense to se- 
cure locations, have purposely 
waited for the Influx of out of towa 
sports from whom fancy prices are 
expected. However, other brokers 
have little faith that it will work 
out that way. They say the •Ratt- 
ers" got siuck at Toledo for the 
Wlllard-Dempsey mill, using the 
same tactics. It was found that 
the out of town people arrived with 
tickets in their pockets. 

The slump of fight ticket demand 
Is said to have partially been 
brought about by the stories in the 
dallies many phoney tickets had 
been printed and disposed of. Bucb 
tickets are believed to have been 
sold out of town. Thos« who have 
tickets to sell date tho falling la 
demand from that time. Brokers 
are not backward la laTing the 
price of the tickets ia the main 
reason for the dying sale. There are 
(Continued on pa^o 2) 



BOOKING BY RAIN 

$75 More Daily for Act in Inclement 
Weather 

The oddest booking prop<)8Jti( n 
that has e-irne to light rwenf'y ■ 
that ofT, re-l by a Union HIII. V f. 
vaudivire hoitse to Jimmy l.j .» 
and I'r mi-ene. Lu-as d*^ ■■ r.j 
hri'.ik in HiUTie r*(^w "i i»eri .t l 

pT' iMi . <I that he pliv :'■!'. i-<1'i V • ! 
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VARIETY'S LONDON OFFICE 
26 HANWAY ST., OXFORD ST.. W. I. 



CABLES 



Friday. July 1. 1021 



OPERA OBJECTS TO 
BOXING AND PICTURES 



Covent Garden Suit Results 



Ijondon, June 29. 

The CJranil Opera Syndicate has 
asked Justice Kvo to say whether 
the use of Coviiit Garden for high 
class boxirif^ and kinema would be a 
breach of covt nant. The point was 
■whether fiueli use of the theatre 
would entitle Covent Garden Estate 
to re-enter and cancel the lease. 

Counsel supporting the aummons 
stated the Duke of Bedford, who 
owns the property, saw no objec- 
tion. The judge inquired how 
could boxing be judged or classified 
as a form of entertainment. Was it 
by the audiences which attended? 
Ho knew of people who bad been 
to "high class" boxing entertain- 
ment and found them degenerate 
Into free fights. Counsel for plain- 
tiffs took exception to the summons 
being heard and the Judge dis- 
missed same. 

Coven I Garden has already been 
used for tho Lowell* Thomas' illus- 
trated motion picture lectures and 
Goldwyn's "Elarthbound." 



WEGENER ORGANIZES REBELLION 
-IN^ERMNiUSTRIAN ACTORS' UNION 



VOLTERRA'S NEW REVUE 

Opens It at Theatre ds Psris, Au< 
thorsd by Gignoux and Rip. 



Has Studied American Situation — Criticizes Fidel- 
ity's Method — Bore from Within Policy — Dues 
a Big Issue in Berlin 



Paris, June 29. 

For the first time In Leon Vol- 
terra's management 'of the Theatre 
do Paris there was produced June 
21 a revue. This show entitled "Ca 
Va" Is by the popular authors of 
this class of entertainment. Rip and 
GignouXi and naturally made good. 

Among the cast is found Eva Les- 
lie, the American dancer; Miss 
Campton, Christine Dor, Therese 
Dorny, Bertha Plantade, the actor 
Uaimu (from the Theatre des Va- 
rictes), Lorrain. Reschal (a former 
favorite here), George, and Pauley. 

The principal scenes, including 
many topical allusions, included a 
bkit on the Himmel case and on the 
Cecil Sorel caricature. 



AMEBICANS IN FRANCE 

Paris, June 22. 
E. H. Sothern and Julia Mar 
low are in Paris, the former mak 
ing {jbe introduction remarks at 
t: e opening of the Anglo-A;nerican 
dramatic pcrformancer inaugurated 
laijt week at the Theatre Albert I., 
when George Middlcton's "The Rea- 
son" was produced by a group of 
amateurs, bolstered up by profes- 
sionals. Mr. Sothern and Miss Mar- 
low are returning ti New York In 
August for a Shake.Mpcarian season. 
Amsng others hero are Bernard 
r;ullant, of the Green\4ch Village 
theatre. New York, who is sampling 
the local 8how.«. Guy Bolton is also 
here. Avery Hopwood has left for 

his tour in Italy. Otis Skinner 
p.v.ised throuKh on his way to Spain. 

i'hilip Moeller, of the Theatre 
j;<iiM, remains In the Kr^neh capi- 

.;il for a time, 
Charles S. Howard, of the N. w 

York (Jhtbe, and Leo Patterson, 

• ianist, have arrived. 

Walter Rummel has pone to Lon- 
don, also J. R. Hackett and Beatrice 

ieckley. 
Mrs. Clara Kummcr and Elizabeth 

K'' .rbury are among the new nrrlv- 

ila In Paris. Mary Yoiin^ is here; 

Miiiette Hirst is going for the sum- 

mr season to Biarritz. 



Berlin, June 29. 

John Wegener, prominent stai 
here under Max Reinhart's manage- 
ment, and recently credited with a 
New York hit as leading figure In 
"The Golem," has organised an 
actors' union within the actors' 
union in Germany. He has let it be 
known that« before doing this, he 
studied reports on the conditions 
existing in New York. 

lie gives it as his opinion that the 
method of fighting the Actors' 
Equity Association taken by the 
Actors' Fidelity League is all wrong. 

Instead of setting up independ- 
ently, he Joined the union, paid his 
dues, and proceeded to fight from 
within. He was well whipped before 
he attempted this, finding it impos- 
sible to make a stage appearance in 
Cologne while he was at odds with 
the union. Kaethe Dorsch, another 
star, had the same experience in 
Vienna, where actors and stage 
hands refused to work until she paid 
her dues. 

The dues are part of the trg^ble. 
They are on a sliding scale. Every 
actor must pay into the treasury of 
the union 2 per cent, of his or her 
salary. Thus stars pay infinitely 
more than minor players. 

While Wegener and his crowd of 
stars are heading an interesting in- 
surgent movement, the union is so 
strongly entrenched that it is doubt- 
ful if the Wegener attempt will have 
pronounced success. 

The union has 21,000 out of a pos- 
sible 28,000 members. 



NO HICKS-SACKS QUARREL 

Actor Merely Resigned — Provisional 
Notics for ''Mary" 



London, June 29. 

A quarrel between Seymour 
Hicks and J. L. Sacks is denied. 
Hicks merely resigned from the 
directorate of the concern^ it is 
cl^l||ned. 

Provisional notice for "Mary" is 
up at the Queen's, though they hope 
to carry on somo time yet. The 
Magleys are the only Americans out 
of the cast. 



"GALANT EPRENOE" FAIE 

Paris, June 29. 

Jacques Richepin and Marcel 
Simon, having relinquished the 
lease of the Cigale, which has been 
resumed by Raphael Flateau, who 
has sublet for the summer to Var- 
nier and Signerin, the latter man- 
agers presented June 23 a new 
operetta entitled "Galant Eprcnoe," 
by Paul Dollfu.s, music by Octave 
Cremieux. 

As is fitting for the Cigale the 
musical comedy is well rendered by 
Jeanne Mealy and Henry Jullien. 

It went only fairly. Tho plot is a 
rather risky story laid in the 
eighteenth century. 



LONDON CHANGES v 

London, June 29. 

"The Savage Woman" is off at 
the Lyceum and there will be a 
revival of "Abraham Lincoln" there 
July 6. 

A new comedy drama by Walter 
Hackett will follow "Grumpy" at 
the Criterion with Charles Hawtrey 
In the lead. 

It is announced that Lynn Hard- 
ing will go into West End manage- 
ment in the fall. 



FABI& HOUSES CLOSINO 

Kv Paris, June 29. 

The Apollo revue has been with- 
drawn and the house Is dark. Gold- 
berfi has .st<;iUTd control and will 
reopen it in September. 

Klsie Janis is going to England 
and sailin&^or New York in Sep- 
tember. 

The Renaissance. Chatelet, Mon- 
taigne, Scala and Nouveau thea- 
tres hI.mo have closc^l for the tum- 
mer. Others are expected to close 
next week if the weatlier is hot. 



FUTURISTS" CONCERT 

Paris, June IB. 

.l.uqvies H»;rbertot announces 
tlu<r cone* 1 18 of "P.ruiteurs Fu- 
tijiisKs" at the Theatio des Champs 
Jll.Nscos f(^r next werk. 

Thf instriini« nf« .tto invented and 
< nristiMMMi (1 liy i^ulpi I'lissolo, in col- 
laboration with I'ko Piatti. and it 
is cliiim«'d tliry nre not cacophonic 
but absdludlv l"i »• h musical in^lru- 
inmtp, ciniltinK with n<*w touts in 
.til tho notes of the stab'. These 
runcerls will be coiulucttd by An- 
Idiiio KusHolo. i>rf<o(lcd by ;i cim- 
l«tt'iice by Marinetli. 

BROADHURST HAS "TARZAN" 

Luiidun, Julie 2'J. 
fl<.<nj;p Prondliiirst h;is ncquired 
the Amciican rights to "Tarzan of 
the Ai)e.s" and has engaged tha 
meribers of tho T^nglish road com- 
pany for AnieriiM, 

A BEECHAM SENT 1*0 JAIL 

I^tTwlon, June 2'J. 
Henry Beecham, t ther of 
Thomas, hat? been given 12 month.s* 
imprisonment for m;inslaiiphter. He 
motored into a group of children, 
killing one. 



PUSHING UaUIBATON 

London, June 29. 

The British Finance Co., other- 
wise Samuel Cohen, has petitioned 
for an order for the compulsory 
liquidation of J. L. Sacks, Ltd., be- 
fore Justice Lawrence. 

The petition was adjourned once. 
Counsel stated he appeared for 
creditors for £20,000 and negotia- 
tions pending. The Judge ad- 
journed the petition another 14 
days. 



STRANDED IN JAVA? 



London Reprsssntatlvo of Warino 
/ Opera Co. Doubts Story 



London, Jiine 29. 

News hag been receved here that 
the H. B. Waring Opera Co. is 
stranded in Java without means of 
returning home. The company, 
which sailed for India in October, 
included Maitjand Marler as prin- 
cipal comedian and is known to 
have had a brilliant season in 
India. ^ 

The London representative has no 
news and does not believe the story. 



"CO-OPTIMISTS" FINE 

London, June 29. 

"Co-Optimists' at the Royalty, 
l>roduced by Laddie Cliff there 
June 27, and owned by the Com- 
monwealth Co., a concern composed 
of London stars, had a fine re- 
ception. 

The cast represents the best 
troupe seen here since the days of 
Pellisier's "Follies." 



SENTENCED FOR FRAUD 

London, June 29. 

After 12 days' trial at the Old 
Bailey police court, Walter William 
Crotch, Dickens expert and late 
director for Alliance Film.s. was 
sentenced to four years pemil ser- 
vitude for fraud arising out of 
Farrows' Bank smash. 

Thomas Farrow was also sen- 
tenced to four years and other de- 
fendants to 12 months' hard labor. 



SAILINGS 

July 16 (New York for London), 
Leo Beers (Olympic). 

July 14 (New York for London) 
Harry Tozer (Mauretania). 

July 5 (New York for London), 
Estelle Collette (Demarest and Col- 
lette). Col Fre<l Levy and fariily 
(Aquitania). 

July G (New i'ork for London) 
Ali^e Lloyd, Alice (Mac) McNaugh- 
ton (Aquitania). 

July 4 (New York for London), 
Leon Kimberly, Helen Page, Ruby 
Norton, Berengaria. (Sailing date 
of steamer postponed from June 30, 
owing to non-arrival here on sched- 
uled time.) 

July 3 (Paris for New York) Louis 
Nalpus. 

June 26 (New York for London) 
Hulen Hayes (Olympic). 



HAMMERSTEIN'S CO. 

V — — 

Producer Forming EnglJah Corn 
for His Plays ^' 

London, June lo 
Arthur Hammcrstein is f.)rniinB 
an English corporation for the pro, 
duel ion'Kereoi* h is^Fay s." The con- 
cern will have all English linanclal 
backing. 

It Is believed that corporatidn 
plan will ensure tho pre.sentaUon 
in England of the Hammcrstein Hat 
of plays and at the same time such 
productions will not be hami)ered 
by the heavy government tax on 
producers without pre-war standi 
ing here. 

Private advices state Mr. Ham, 
merstein will sail for New York 
July 6. He is in Paris at present, 
but will return to London and com^ 
plete the formation of the new pj^o. 
ducing corporation. He crossed tne 
English Channel to Paris in a dy- 
ing machine and cabled "never 
again!" 



DRURT LANE'S SPECTACULAR 

London, June 29. 
There will be no pantomime at 
tho Drury Lane when it reopens, 
but a big American spectacular 
show instead in all probability. 



Charter Given B. P. A. 

The Burlesque Producers' Asso- 
ciaiiDn rtceived its charter from 
the Se» rotary of State's office, Al- 
bany, N. Y., Monday. 



LEAtkC /nR.Rlce AHO MISS WERNE-F?. 
I^HOeMALF OF THt STAOC HANO^^LlMt L^OSj 
ORCS^KR5,AMO enPUOYEES Ofs T4IS CATRtj 
iRrjPeCTffULLYAPSKVOO, IN^TCTAD Of 
f4AMOINGOorTMC USUAL BlGTIPS 

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STOP ANOTHER WEEK ? 



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FIGHT SALE TICKETS 

(Continued from page 1) 
40 rows of l&O seats alone, then a 
mezzanine circle of boxes. In back 
are the outer sections, at $40. $25, 
$20 and down to a narrow fringe 
which will hold the $5 admissions. 

It was verified brokers had a 
liberal supply of $50 tickets left on 
their hands, in addition to quanti- 
ties of seats at other prices. All 
sorts of estimates were madi re- 
garding the chances of the fight 
being a sell-out, with some Broad- 
way opinion being insistent the 
bout will not draw anywhere near 
the capacity gate which is stated 
to be $1,500,000. 

•"I^a.st Saturday the "gyp" ticket 
men were in a panic and offering to 
r:cll out to other b^oke»"«'.rt p.«? mu^'h 
as 25 per cent, under the printed 
prices. This immediately was taken 
as a tip by the regular agencies to 
advertise seats at 50 cents over the 
price. 

Arrangements for the policing of 
the tl^ht arc said to be complete. 
No one without a ticket will get 
any nearer than two city blocks to 
the arena. At such a point ticket 
wagons will sell the $5 admissions. 
All persons passing the "deadline" 
must show a ticket and will be 
passed on by the police cordon. 
This win ensure a dribbling en- 
trance to the arena and will prevent 
rushing. 

Ail tickets will be examined to 
guard against the une of any fake 
tickets that miKht have been sold. 
It is a simple matter to tell the real 
from the phoney ducats. 

Tu< sday one of (iie agencies on 
i;roa<lway was offfring $50 tickets 
ft r $45 and it was expected thai 
ducats for tiuit price would drop 
lo $;10 before the fight. Co.isjgn- 
ments of tickets from out of town 
started arriving, holders offering 
them at 10 per cent, under the value. 
but orfi-red 25 per c<nt. or nothing. 

The cut rate ap« ncics were aellinif; 
at 50 cents over the value by that 
»in"!e. i?-.di( at inj^ unlo.idiiig by tho 
brokers. It was expected that by 
l''ri(lay plenty of \hv less expensive 
.'^eats woiihl bo «trf(rcd at cut rates 
Irf. ly. 



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ni< 



RICE and WERNER 



PEGGY O'NEIL 

SAVOY THEATRE, 
LONDON 
2nd YEAR 



NEW OTP AND TWIN 

(Continued from page 1) • 
rive the manslaughter is on. 
As each girls sits down a $1.5) 
couvert charge goes into the 
check. A moment later a waiter 
appears with a glass containing' a 
chunk of highball ice. For tlutt 
there is a charge of 50 cents, 
itemized as "ice." 

The hostess whisp..^ .. otch and 
seltzer." The waiter brings her; a 
slug of weak tea and a pint 'of 
some table water. The damage lis 
$2 for the "drink" and GO cents ior 
the water. So far the lady has cost 
$4.50. And they usually travel in 
pairs or more if there re more 
than two men at a table. The girls 
dance when asked. A few niiniites 
after the first dance they rxcilse 
themselves, and the head waiter 
brings or sends another .. c. Tnus 
all the "hostesses" :.lay all the 
tables within an hour, and every 
one gets in for a new couvert 
charge, a new ice charge, a new 
"Scotch" and a new bet tie cf water. 

One party of throe, including' a 
New York cartoonist, a membe/'of 
Jack Dempsey's cabinet and" a 
broker, sat at one of the cafes for 
an hour and a half, had a few 
drinks but nothing to rut. danced 
with the whole outfit 'of "hostessss" 
— and landed a check for $158. They 
spent all the next ly "advertising" 
the cafe along the Boardwalk. 

The "hostesses" are girls from all 
over America. They attempt no 
raw flirtations, though the relations 
established leave- ready openings 
for "dates" to go bathing and the 
like. The crying evil is not in the 
proximity established, as most of 
the men who come here are quite 
able to take care of themselves if 
they want to, and the "hostesses" 
are probably no worse than many 
other strange girls whom they meet 
But the crying shame is in the 
swindle checks brought about by 
the system. 

A few blocks off the main Walk 
is a colored cabaret cafe, which 
gets a heavy play. There are 
Hbout 20 entertainers and the show 
is extra rough, but patrons are not 
molested in any way. Even here 
there are "hostesses," if a^kcd for. 

Al Sanders, who has established 
a new place called the PYiars Inn 
on New York avenue near the 
Boardwalk, has every other cafe 
man in town yelping because ha 
brazenly advertises "No Couvert 
Charge." Sanders ha.s hostesses, 
but they are permitted at tables 
only when a patron makrs the re- 
quest, and they cost only what the 
guest elects to invite the girls to 
have. Sanders is a famous table 
wit, and furnishes the breeziest 
entertainment in town. As a result 
he is getting a strong p'ny. 

The rest of the town has gone 
cover charge crazy. The big hotels 
have a sliding scale running from 
15 cents couvert for breakfast 
(thi.>. is a now thought!) to $1 after 
the show, featuring dan 'C or- 
chestras. 

The Dempsey training «amp 
brought an unusually rough cl» ment 
here during June, and there has 
been considerable di.-'orcb r. On© 
night three Dempsey hanir< rs-on 
came downtoWn and wrecked » 
cafe, knocked a head wnitor un- 
consclou.^, boat up one of the 
hostrsPc« and were on .i i.inipag® 
when the police got th<n) They 
were indicted and fat^»' pr n'* iitiary 
sentences. 

Th» ro is no dearth of li<iu<^»* '" 
town anywhere, and .six i" i' ccni 
beer can be gotten evt i \ where. 
This, together with the llil ^ filled 
out of the capacious ba^r.ii;^ of tho 
visitors, makes the town i rotty 
peppy, though patronnirc numer- 
ically Is considerably off, « >■• '^ ""' 
der the usual light trJifTIr . vi" to" 
before July 4 



M, Friday, July 1, 1921 



VAUDEVILLE 



f 



CARNIVALS' WEEKLY GRIST 
CONTAINS MANY COMPLAINTS 



BUCKNER FREED 

Appears B«for« Grand Jury — Thaft 
Charga Diamlaaad 



(Newspapers and Citizens Agree — Harrisburg Tele- 
graph Calls Carnivals ^Obnoxious Traveling 
Pests'' — Action Elsewhere 



4^ 



This week's carnival newB, sub- 
piitted to Variety, Includes, amonflT 
Imndreds of other items of equal 
pbaracter, the following: 

Six deputy sheriffs in Wisconsin 

Sder the leadership of the under- 
erifT of Milwaukee county 
rooped down on the L. J. Heth 
Carnival shows and ordered 14 
stands possessing games of chance 
to discontfnue business. 

The act followed a conference 
with the district attorney and the 
■herifT after many complaints had 
|)9en received by citizens who aa- 
perted that they had lost various 
«ums of money by playing the 
, fames at the stands. 
,,i Many complaints have also 
reached the police department that 
every time a carnival gets to town 
>ipeople living In the vicinity of the 
; grounds occupied by the shows miss 
othelr milk and some find uncalled- 
for guests sleeping on the porches. 
In hallways, etc< 



CIRCUS AND WILD WEST 
ON UGinS' GROUNDS 



July 16, Fred Stone and Leo 

Carrillo Will Run Party — 

Election of Officers Tlune 

"Poverty Party" 

Given 



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The manager of the Traver Car- 
nival Co. awaits the action of the 
Westchester County (N. Y.) grand 
'inry as the result of his arrest for 
permitting and carrying on an al- 
leged immoral women's shoW "for 
men only." He is out under $600 
bail. The arrest was made at White 
Plains, N. Y. 



,9) The police of Waverly, N. Y., re- 
cently closed up a show "for men 

jioly" and various gambling and 
lottery devices of the La Grou Car- 
^val Co. 

■■e'l 

" Carnivals has . been banned in 
"Johnstown, N. Y., by the mayor. 
"Raw stufT' fulled in the past is 
flven as the reason for this action. 



The New York Civic League In 
Its latest bulletin charges that some 
of the circuses are following in the 
footsteps of their carnival brethren 
with shows "for men only." Two 
circuses fetre named. 



Carnivals have been driven out of 
the State of Virginia by a prohibi- 
tive license fee. 



The annual circus and wild west 
show of the Lights Club will be 
held Saturday, July 16, on the 
Lights' clubhouse grounds at Free- 
port, L. I. Fred Stone and Leo Car- 
rillo will head the party. 

Last Sunday at the annual elec- 
tion of officers the regular ticket 
went through with but a couple of 
changes as originally reported. The 
officers elected were: 

Angel (presdent), George McKay. 

Vice- president, Harry Von Tilxer. 

Secretary, N. E. Manwariny. 

Treasurer, George Barry. 

Board of ushers (directors) : Frank 
Tinney, Charles Mlddleton, Jean 
Bedinl. Bert Leighton, Fred Gray, 
J. B. Isaac, Victor Moore, Herbert 
Williams, Ben Mulvey, Leo Doherty, 
Arthur Deagon, Harry Norwood, J. 
F. Dooley. Thomas Dugan, James P. 
Conlln, James Diamond, George P. 
Murphy. Harry Puck. 

This Saturday night (July 2), the 
Lights will give a "Big Show," head- 
ed by Florence Moore and skippered 
by J. Francis Dooley. Wednesday 
evening (June 29^ was "Poverty 
Night," when the members enjoyed 
themselves in their oldest clothes, 
worn upon request. 

The Lights baseball club will play 
ball Sunday and Monday, starting at 
3 p. m., playing the Queensboro 
Elks Sunday and the Knights of Co- 
lumbus Monday. 

Monday also (July 4) there will 
be a water carnival at the club. 



STIMULATING BUSINESS 



Local Talent Impressed for Stages 
of Mt. Vernon's Theatres. 



Harrisburg. Pa., closed several 
attractions of a carnival. The Har- 
risburg Telegraph called carnivals 
"obnoxious traveling pests" and de- 
manded they be denied entrance 
there again. 

Washington, Pa., reports that a 
carnival there was "accompanied 
by unscrupulous men and low wo- 
men." 

Shamokin, Pa., ordered gambling 
0tit of a carnival after it opened. 

Fort Wayne, Ind., has an ordi- 
nance ousting carnivals. The Eric 
Times says It approves because "the 
carnival Is not the sort of thing 
any decent community should toler- 
ate." 

Ann Arbor, Mich, reports Wade 
and May's shows, beginning as fol- 
lows: "Nine days of gambling; car- 
nival with unlawful devices opens; 
cooch show indecent; cheap attrac- 
tions merely cloak for real purposes 
of company.'* On Saturday the 
feherifT closed the cooch and gamb- 
ling tents. 

Cambridge. O., has increased car- 
nival taxes, hoping to keep them 
out. Collar Kapids, la., has done 
the same. 

New Virginia, la., reports that 
members of a carnival troupe 
Jumped their board bills. 

WaHliifiKton. Ind.. reports that 
its theatres closed down during the 
presence of a carnival for the full 
Week. 

SpriiiKflold. 111., under head of 
"One Nuisance Abated." foportH 
that tho Mayor has barred all car- 
hivals from the town. It fays: 
"SlTlnKJiold can no lonK<^r remain 
in tlie 'oarnival town' class." 

Momphls, Tcnn., reports it will 
proliibit carnivals after numerous 
conii»laints followed a recent one. 

Ftprest Park, 111., has sherifTa on 
*u'y nt all time, by demand of the 
eitlzcna, during a carnival to' en- 
force no ;:amUllnK: a raid recently 
fesulud in seizure of 21 slot ma- 
chines. Forty arrcatfl were made. 

Amsterdam, N, T., reports a car- 



Mt Vernon, N. Y., June 29. 

In an effort to stimulate business 
which has fallen off greatly due to 
hot weather and daylight saving, 
two local theatres are this week 
resorting to the "local talent" 
plan. The theatres are the West- 
chester (stock and Proctor's (split- 
week vaudeville). 

At the Westchester, "Penrod" is 
under production, with a local boy, 
Eddie O'Reilly, in the leading role, 
and Adrian Morris, son of William 
Morris, the actor, also in the cast. 

Proctor's has an "Opportunity" 
or "Amateur" week in which local 
people who have artistic ambitions 
are ac4M>rded the chance of demon- 
strating what they feel to be their 
histronic ability. A prize of $50 
is offered, and so far there are 21 
entries. The winner will be Judged 
by the applause received. 

Last Friday night Proctor's suf- 
fered a dressing-room loss for the 
first time. After the performance 
someone removed four suits of 
clothes from the rooms occupied by 
Leo Beers and Irving Brustein. 



Tha Grand Jury Tuesday refused 
to consider the charga of grand 
larceny made against Arthur Buck- 
ner, the producer, by Miss Billy 
Wells. The decision was immedi- 
ately reached by the body after 
Buckner had appeared in person 
before it to tell his story. Buckner's 
appearance wa« upon the advice of 
Fredlk'ick £3. Goldsmith, the attor- 
ney, who volunteered to represent 
Buckner, following the story of the 
latter's arrest on the theft charge 
in last week's Variety, in which 
Buckner appealed for financial and 
legal aid. 

Miss Wells had accused Buckner 
of stealing a diamond ring. Buck- 
ner claimed she had loaned him the 
ring to pawn to aid him in sending 
his revue, intended for Reisen- 
weber's where It later appeared, to 
Middletown, N. Y., to break in. At 
the time Miss Wells was a hostess 
at Reiscnweber's. 

Mr. Goldsmith read Buckner's 
story in last week's Variety and 
when going downtown to the courts, 
went over to the Tombs where 
Buckner was being held for the 
Grand Jury's action. Before leav- 
ing Buckner in his cell, Mr. Gold- 
smith also "staked" him, through 
the appeal for money Buckner also 
had made. 

While in the Tombs, Buckner says 
that money was scarce. He sold 
his straw hat for 50 cents. After 
his dismissal. Bucknar came uptown 
bareheaded, called on B. F. Albee. 
got $10 for the visit and then bought 
another straw hat. Buckner says 
the hat he sold for 60 cents cost 
him $3, but that the new one pur- 
chased Tuesday out of the ten, ex- 
actly the same hat, but a bargain, 
cost but II. For the rest of the 
day Buckner could not decide 
whether he had been trimmed out 
of $2 by the first hat seller or 
whether he had got the best of the 
Tombs sale for 60 cents. 



ENGLAND HELPING CANADA 
TO STAND OFF THE STATES 



George Dritcoll of Canadian Theatrical Compan/, 
Engaging Abroad for Canadian Tours — De Coiir> 
▼ille to. Produce Revues in Canada 



MARITIME PROVINCES 
FIRST TIME ''DARK" 



All Keith-Booked Houses Are 

Closed for Summer — New 

Plans for Reopening 



TIGHE SUED BY WIFE 

Edna Leedom Separates From 
Vaudeville Partners-Wants Divorce 

Harry TIghe (Tighe and Leedom) 
has retained Frederick E. Goldsmith 
to represent him in the divorce pro- 
ceedings begun against him last 
week by Edna Le^om-TIghe. Mrs. 
Tighe waa his partner in vaude- 
ville up to two weeks ago. 

The plaintiff names March 13, 
1921, the William Penn Hotel in 
Pittsburgh and Mabel Haley aa the 
time, place and girl concerned In 
th) alleged Infidelity. Also "di- 
vers other persons" dating from 
Nov. 27, 1920, when the Tighes 
were married in Buffalo. 

Tighe is paying $12.50 alimony 
towards the support of his first 
wife, the ^prmer Loretta F. Tierney 
to whom he was married Aug. 31, 
1904, and who secured a divorce 
from him last year In the New Ha- 
ven Superior Court on the ground 
of desertion. Judge Warner granted 
her the custody of their then 11- 
year-old daughter, Eileen. 

A few months after their mai-- 
rlage whr^n It was rumored thoy 
were about to seek a separation, 
t^ > report was denied by both Mr. 
Tighe and MI.ss Leedom. 

Papers were also served on Tl|;he 
by Miss Lccdum notifying him of 
suit for the recovery of a Bulck 
automobile now alleged to be in 
TIghe's possession and claimed by 
Miss Leedum as her property. 



With the closing of the houses 
at St. Johns. N. B. and Halifax. 
N. S., June 17. all the theatres lo- 
cated in the Maritime Provinces, 
booked through the Keith Exchange, 
were dark for the summer, for the 
first time in their history. 

The rest of the string located at 
Moncton. N. B., 01asgow» N. S., 
Grace Bay, N. S.. and Frederkton, 
N. S., are reported as heavy losers 
on the season Just past and are con- 
sidering a general reduction of ad- 
mission scale and other readjust- 
ments before the opening of next 
season. 

Fred Townley, of the Keith office, 
who books the houses and is in- 
terested In them financially, will 
l^ave New York Monday for a trip 
over the circuit to apply the remed- 
ial methods considered necessary. 



FIGHT BURLESQUE 



Will Reproduce Battle on Ball Park 
Diamond 



Nick Altrock and Al Schacht of 
the Washington American League 
Baseball Club are to invade vaude- 
ville at the close of the season In 
a two-act, now being written by 
Tommy Gray. 

Altrock is famous on big league 
diamonds as a baseball, clown, with 
Schacht. a New York boy and one 
of the club's best pitchers, acting 
as a foil and assisting the famous 
old .southpaw in his pantomimic 
stuff. 

The pair will pull a reproduction 
of the Dempsey-Carpentier fight on 
the Washington Ball Park as it 
comes off the ticker July 2. The 
mimicry will be a burlesque with 
Schacht impersonating Carpentler 
and Altrock doing Dempsey. 



VAUDEVILLIANS DISORDERLT 

Milwaukee. June 29. 
Two men giving the names of 
King Faber and Tod Fletcher were 
arrested here by the police, after It 
is alleged they created a disturbance 
In a local restaurant. Both were 
locked up on charge of drunk and 
disorderly conduct, and when ar- 
raigned In court wore fined $15 and 
costs apiece. Fabor .said that he was 
with an act at the Junior Orpheum 
house here called "Off and On," 
while Fletcher a.s.s«Mtod that he was 
playlnp In an act with his wife 
called "90 pounds of Pop." 

nival there last wrok as lawl'.'.ss 
and .says "dcMM-nt people were 
Hliockofl and horrili«'d." 

The Saginaw. Mich., r()url«'r, after 
drnianflin^ that carnivalH l)o kopt 
out of that (li.slrict, ask.s: "Why 
Ever IVrmit Thom Any IMaro**" 

Lorain. O., arrested and fined 
gamblers with the Barkoot showa 



SENSATIONAL FiyRS 

Kansas Exhibitors Turn Dowh Riot 
and Murder Pictures 



Kansas City, June 29. 
Reports from Kansas towns say 
that film Milesmen have been hav- 
ing hard luck trying to book films 
of the Tulsa, Okla., race riots, as the 
exhibitors are not Interested in that 
class of pictures. 

Pictures of the Chester murder 
trial, recently held here, are also 
being turned down. 



Irene Castle Is making a series of 
pictures for Hodkinson release. "A 
Broadway Bride" is the first 




JACK ROSE / 

C;ivir»^; Jiu k Dempsey Final Workout ]\rftyr<* ftio Ftii: I-irht 

Training Hard for Orpheum Circuit; Opening Aiit;ii.'it i:,. 

Still Managed by HARRY WEBER 



London, June 29. 

A big scheme is on hera to combat 
America's show supremacy In Ca»« 
ada.. 

George DriscplI, moving spirit o< 
the Trans -Canada Theatres, Ltd., la 
at the head 6t the movement and la 
collecting all the big British star% 
shows and plays possible. 

Albert de CourvIUe Is to produoa 
revues, making Ottawa his head« 
quarters and using such Britisli 
stars as he can secure. His con- 
tract with the new concern involvea 
something like $500,000. 

It is designed to open in Septem- 
ber with Marie Lohr In "The Voioa 
from the Minaret," "Fedora," and a 
new production to be made hera 
called "Destiny." Lady Forbaa 
Robertson (Gertrude Blllott) ia ta 
go to Canada in November with a 
repertoire of her former suooessea; 
Percy Hutchison and company ara 
bespoken and there Is to be a pro- 
duction in Canada of "The Llttla 
Dutch Girl" in December. Othera 
already fixed Include Bromley Chat- 
loner in "When Knights Wera 
Bold," Matheson Lang ia "Carni- 
val." I 

The averaca tours ars for SI 
weeka. with da Counrilla'a produo* 
tion to be permanent iaatltutlona If 
successfuL 



127 YEARS IN ACT 

Barney Ferguson, 64» and Qao. Cui»- 
ningham, 63, Singing and Daneinf 

The formation of the vaudevlDa 
act of Barney Ferguson and Georva 
Cunningham representa 127 yeara. 
Mr. Ferguson Is 64 and hla partner, 
68. They first appeared aa a nawlj 
formed team last weak la New 
York, singing, and danclnir> Tha 
couple were remarked for extraor- 
dinary agility at their aga. 

Ferguson is best known as form- 
erly of Ferguson and Mack; Cun- 
ningham was of Cunningham and 
Grant. 

The new act development hap- 
pened accidentally, when the twa 
old-timers teamed for a private en- 
tertainment, with an Impromtu rou- 
tine that suggested a continuanca. 



PEGGY SELLS ALL 

Miss O'Neil Busy Qirl at Theatrical 
Garden Party 



London. June 29. 
The annual Theatrical Garden 
Party was a huge success. Peggy 
O'Neil made a record of 900 pounda 
selling flowers. She waa also com- 
pelled to sell anything she had on 
and could have dispensed with her 
last Item of wearing apparel, but 
stopped at a pendant, which 
brought 4&0 pounds. 



JACK McPHEBSOH MURDEBED 

Kansas City, June 29. 

A man known here aa Jack Mc- 
Pherson. under which name he ap- 
peared in vaudeville a couple of 
years ago. was found murdered In a 
cottage near this city last Wednes- 
day. He had been occupying tha 
cottuf^e with a woman who claima 
to he his cummon-Iaw wife. She ia 
under arrest charged with the mur- 
der. 

A telegram directlag that tha 
body be sent to New Albany, Ind., 
states the murdered man's full 
name Is Claude McPheraon Woods. 



KIDS MUST HAVE VACATION 

The Mayor's Committee in charge 
of Chief Clerk Lennon has rulod 
that all "kid" acts be refu.sed li- 
censes and permits to porform in 
New York City during July and 
August, It being that body's Iflfa 
child pf'rforniers enjoy varatif)ns 
durln^r the hot months. ' 

As ;i I (.suit of thi.s the r.«'o Ki.l.i* 
fliJte at the Hushwh-k. r.rooi Ivri, 
li.iH Ix'.n canrcllftl. and the K'lnn. .1/ 
irxl Ilt-rlc roiifc switched :il).,nf. 

•JERRY" WITH A. HELD, JR. 

C:iIh<rifK« C'liislDitn CumMuik''* 
"J'rry" h.ia l)f'(»n condrnscd {<>r 
\ .'I'ld'vlllr 'ifid in r.o'.v In r -hf ir •- il 
und'r Joo Mitt's tir'tlon .starring 
Ariri.'i Held, Jr. It will bavo a cast 
o' air 



VAUDEVILLE 



Friday, July 1, 1921 



THEATRICAL CONDITIONS NEVER 
SO LOW AS NOW IN KANSAS CTTY 



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Worse Than During Flue Epideiqici Says Booking 
Agent — Picture Houses Cutting Chit Orchestras — 
Parks Are Doing Better Than Others 



M- 



Kansas City, Jun 29. 
Theatrical conditions la this city 
and the smaller towns in this terri- 
tory probably were never worse. 
Tho bottom seemingly has fallen 
completely out. 

One booking agent here who fur- 
nishes the acta for a number of 
houses In the smaller cities stated 
that his business was the worst he 
ever saw, "erven wc»ve than during 
the 'flu' epidemic'* A great num- 
ber of these houses have closed or 
cut out the vaodeyllle, leaving the 
agents with no place to put their 
acta 

In Kansas City many of the pic- 
ture houses are cutting out their 
orchestras and doing evenrthlng to 
reduce expenses in an attonpt to 
get by until fkll, when the managers 
hope for things to pick up. It is 
rumored that the bigg^ down town 
film houses are losing at least 
110,000 a week. 

At the Globes playing Western 
vaudeville acts, tho two weeks' 
notice has been up for several weeks 
and the house running from week to 
week. It was annoxmced that the 
house would elose Juno S6. but the 
plans were changed and an attempt 
will be made to continue through 
the summer. Commencing this 
week the policy Is five acts, all 
comedy, and a picture. At the Em- 
press, which has been leaded for the 
Slimmer by Bnsley Barhour, of 
MuHkogee, who operates a number 
:«r Lheaties and tab shows, his show, 
•The Midnight Whirl," which has 
been playing an indefinite engage- 
ment closed Sunday and goes to. 
Wichita. The show is headed by 
I^illy House, and everything was 
Jonc to build up the business even 
the two for one ticket scheme being 
tried, but the btiflinea:. got worse 
in-stciid of better. 

"The Saucy Baby' Musical Com- 
edy" company is tielug sent in to 
make another try at keeping the 
house open. The new comers will 
offer two bills a week, changing on 
Sunday and Thursday. 

In contrast to the poor down town 
hiiFincB-s the two parks ore enjoying 
vcrj- Hatisfactory rctiirns. At Elec- 
tric the management reports tliat 
tlie attendance Is some 10,000 ahead 
f>f this time last season, and Fair- 
mont iH alHo doing better than last 
summer. 

Loew'a Garden la holding Its own 
but the slump Is quite noticeable 
c\<ii in this house. 

Tlio now Pantages house Is rapid- 
ly ncarinp completion, althouph the 
iinishinK touches have been delayed 
to some extent by several minor 
strikes £»nd walkouts. It was ex- 
pected that the house would open 
in July, b\it wi^h tho pr»\'?ent busl- 
?iess de])r«'s«sion It la possilvle that 
tlK' opening will be held off until 
later. 



PAW'S BOND ISSUE 

Manager Malrmg Additions 
Loew's Hipi Piortlsnd 



to 



Portland, Ore., Ji>ne 29. 
Alexander Pantages, who recently 
purchased the property at the cor- 
ner of Broadway and Yamhill 
streets, in which Loew's Hippo- 
drome is housed under a lea.>4e that 
has several ytnirs to run, last week 



MISREPRESENTED 

Senator Murphy Alleges Wjfe Mis- 
stated Age and Experiences 



Senator Francis Murphy, the 
vaudeville monolopiat, ^uing under 
his real name of Samuel Letraunik, 
has begun proceedings In the New 
York Supreme Court against Kitty 
Lctraunlk (formerly in burlesque) 
for the annuUment of their mar- 
riage. Murphy at present is paying 
$50 weekly alimony to Mrs. LiCt- 
raunik as a result of a sepaiHtion 
decree awarded her last fall on the 
grounds of desertion and cruelty. 

The present action, filed last week 
by Julius Kendler and Monroe M. 
Goldstein, the plaintifT's counsel, 
sets forth that at the time of their 
marriage. April 13, 1915. Mrs. 
Letraunlk had represented to the 
plaintiff she had not been previously 
married, also stating she was then 
21 years of age. Murphj'^s com- 
plaint alleges she was 28 at the 
time and previously had married 
one Liouis Bergman. Dec. 19, 1908, 
the marriage having been annulled 
July 13, 1910. Also several other 



announced a $300,000 bond issue on i,, '„,,'„„ ^#' ^;„»„.,,..c.>„»«»««« «« 
,^ . . T alleffations of misrepresentation on 

the local market. 



The money will be spent in add- 
ing several more stories to the pres- 
ent four-story building. It is said. 
The structure U now the largest 
theatre building In the city and one 
that has attracted nationwide in- 
terest anoong architects because of 
the splendid suitability for theatre 
usea 



HEW BALLETS AS ACTS 

George Walther Zorn. formerly 
resident stage manager for Morrii> 
Gest, and Alexander Oumunski. bal- 
let master at the Capitol, are pre- 
paring two Russian ballet.s, de- 
signed for vaude/llle. One will he 
billed -Sherherziid." in which it is 
Intended to have 30 people. This 
ballet was last put on at th • Win- 
ter Garden with Gertrude Hoffman 
in 1910. 

They also plan a cond Mised ver- 
sion of "Cock d'Ore" which was done 
at the Metro))olitan last season. 



her part are cited in detail. 

An appeal is pending in the Ap- 
pelate Division from the $50 weekly 
alimony award. Murphy's citation 
for contempt of .court falling in 
arrears covered the few weeks when 
they had become reconclliated last 
winter, during which time he did 
not pay her alimony. When they 
separated once more in January, 
Mrs. Letraunlk sued to recover the 
unpaid alimony for. those few 
weeks. 



TUB COAT CAITSES ABBEST 

Milwaukee. June 29. 

Police here arrested Antoniette 
Dvorak, known in vaudeville at the 
"Hungarian Zimbalist." playing at 
a local theatre on the charge of be- 
ing a fugitive from Madison, Wis. 

According to the police Miss 
Dvorak had a fur coat repaired in 
Madison and was given another 
coat to wear meantime, ^er coat 
was cut by the furrier and when he 
irturrud the coat he failed to re- 

HirXJSUAJUl 9J!iiliJ!2» ! cause of this Miss Dvorak valued 

>ludson Falls. N. Y. the piece of fur taken from the coat 
The Billboard Publishing Co. ha:^ to that of the cout that was given 
paid a judgment of $8,000 and coKts ! to her, and failed to return the fur- 
obtained by Thomas A. Boyle. Gran- i rier's coat. He obtained a warrant 
vlllc-Rutland theairical manager, in , for her arrest and .she was arrested 
a libel action against the paper. j Just before she was going to go on. 

The suit grew out of an article ' Another act was secured from Chi- 



LOEW AGEmS' ASSOCIATION 
Wni SEIM MEMBERS' DISPUTES 



ArtUU Representatives* Association Rapidly Yoxxc^ 
ing — Favored by J. H. Lubin, Elected to Lay; 
Membership— Chas. Fitzpatrick^ First President 



WITHOUT CONTRACTS 

Vaudeville Circuits Make Condi- 
tional Aareements for July 
and August 



With the bookers uncertain as to 
the period of lime certain theatres 
will remain open, depindent on how 
w^II they can weather the hot 
months. •the Keith and Liocw cir- 
cuits are finding considerable dif- 
ficulty in laying out routes. The 
Maryland. Baltimore, a Keith- 
booked house, is engaging acts 
conditionally. The acts engaged for 
certain weeks In July and August 
will play If the house la still open 
by then. If not they will not play. 
No "play or pay" stipulation is 
asked or granted. 

Similarly the Loew situation Is 
up In the air. Several of the stand- 
ard Loew acts are admitting J. N. 
Lubin has been very nice in the 
matter of rearranging routes where 
certain houses are closing down, 
but the bookers are discovering this 
difficulty to be worse than usual 
because of the extraordinary num- 
ber of houses closing as compared 
to former summer seasons. 



SUN MEETING 



Bookers of Sun Circuit Meeting at 
Springfield 



written by William J. Hilliar con- 
cerning the engagement and sub- 
sequent cancellation by Boyle of a 
musical act. A verdict of $25,000 
was awarded the manager In the 
flrf<t trial and 18.000 in the second. 

The case has I»f»en in the courts 
two years. 



cago to till in. 



ACTOK BECOMES MANAGER , 

Ha.-ry Crawford, wlio lias l»<'; n ' 
appearing in vau<l«ville with Mir- I 
onene Do Hollab (Harriet Ix)rraiM(>>. ! 
will leave the act this weol to i r- 
come house nian.igf r ol ilie r»cenil.v 
completed theatrt^ in 1 amilton. Out. 

The house of whiih Crawford will 
be in charge is r. pi<;t( d as lii-in- 
plac d on thr li(u>l<- nf th,.' I\iri!,iu's 
ofTict' arul will p!ay the 'u »<'tniar> 
vaudt viilr policy of that clr- uit. 



Orphcum's Bond Issue Subscribed 
I..OS Angele.s. June 2^. 
Tlic $1,000,000 bond issue which 
j was underwritten by (lirvin & Mil- 
ler and E. H. Rollins & Sons, for 
[ the building of the local Junior 
! Orpheum, has been almost entirely 
\ absorbed by subscription on the 
part of local inv<^stors^ 

Work on the building s well un- 
d<i- way and although th housi? is 
\o have but one balcony i will have 
a seating capac-ity of 3.0^0. 



CLAY CROUCH MARBYINO 

SpoKane, June 29. 

During this week it In expected 
tho marriage will occur of Clay 
Crouch and Josephine Berg. Both 
are playing in separate acts in a 
Pantagca road show, at tho local 
I'n ntagcs at present 

Mi.s3 Berg is of the Berg Slsten, 
in a girl act on the bill, where 
Crouch is doing a single turn. Mr. 
i^ ouch was formerly of Lemaire and 
Crouch. 



Franklin and Green on Coast 

l.< s Anpeh'S, June L'9. 

Irene I-'iMiikliii and Ikt hushaiid 
are to remain in I^f»8 Angeles tor 
about a month or so. Air. Crern 
has been auitr- ill while they have 
been on the Orjiheum Circuit, and 
physicians here have advis*d a r< st. 

Miss Franklin is due hack in N«\v 
York early in August to begin re- 
hearsals with th* saw "Greenwich 
Village Folliea." 



Stella Mayhew Alt Alone 

Washington. June 29. 

At Keiths this wot'k Stella May- 
h» w is appearing ni! .ili;:ir, v.i;l;;:ut 
tl:e customary assistance of her 
husband, Hillie Taylor. Mr. Taylor 
ha.s n«it appear«d with hia wife in 
the act since tho Service nmovcd 
him from the stage. 

Miss Mayhew replaced Lillian 
Shaw on the K< ith bill this week. 



Springfield. O.. June 29; 

A. meeting of the booking heads 
for the Gus Sun circuit will be held 
here next week. Those attending 
will be Wayne Christie, of the New 
York ofTlce; J. W. Tood, Buffalo; 
Coney Holmes, Chicago; Homer 
Xeer, of the Springfield ofllce and 
i*aul Goudron. who handles the 
coast bookinga 

A new booking plan will be dis- 
cussed and will probably become 
effective, starting this summer. 
The idea is to route all acta out of 
the New York office. Acts booked 
by the New York olTlce would be 
immediately placed on the slips of 
the other booking men, who would 
then fill in the shows. 

There are 2S weeks on the Sun 
books. *At present 12 weeks are 
book d out of New York. Spring- 
field and Buffalo split the balance, 
with Chicago finding material for 
the circuit. 



Artist Representatives' Associa, 
tion'ls the name by which the newly, 
formed organlaation of Lioew agents 
w :i he known. The aasoclation with 
Charles Fitzpatrlck, its president* 
in the chair, holds weekly meeting^ 
It is fast rounding Into a nicely or*- 
ganizcd body. The last meeting 
decided that lay members will be 
admitted at yearly dues of |10. Tho 
active members will be taxed fSO 
per year. The WxtA lay member 
admitted was J. H. Lubin Luew's 
general booking manage , \ ho Is 
an ardent aupporter of the idea. 

A Grievance Committee of Hve 
is to be appointed by the president. 
This appears t« be the mo.st Im* 
portant step the order is cojialder- 
ing. This committee will have th# 
entire say in passing on any dlB-*^ 
putes which may arise betwcer. th^ 
members in the matter of businesaci 
When a member of the commltte*) 
la Involved his place wilt be take^ 
on the committee by anothe.- memJiii 
her appointed by the president i« 
act in that one particular case. ^^-. 

Mr. Lubin may ask the board t* 
decide disputes for him now and 
then, when there Is the Question «t 
the right to an act Involved. t.. 

The matter of securing room» 
was discussed but laid aside for 
the present. The feeling leans to- 
ward taking quarters but this will 
probabl3mot be definitely settled be- 
fore fall. 

The first outing of the orga.iisa- 
lion will take place July 22 when 
the entire Loew Annex will pack np 
and go to Whiteston Landing, L. 1^ 
for the day. ' 

The boys sent flowers to Arthijr 
Horwitz who was in the hospltl^ 
last week undergoing a minor oper- 
ation. They also laid out d ffererftj 
times of the day tha^ they wenf 
to visit him In turn, and each wag 
instructed not to tell him that thej 
had booked any acts during his ab^ 
sencc. 



CAUSE CONTRACTS 

Some Keith Houses Had Outstand- 
ing Agreements With Acts 



LIGHTS' HOLIDAY WEEK 



1 



"Poverty Nioht,** Wednesday—Tws 
Baseball Games 



Signs With O'Brien Minstrels 
Dietzel and Carrol have signed 

with the Neil O'Brien Minstrel 

Show for next season. 

The troupe starts its annual tour 

at I'oughkecpsie, N. Y. about 

August 1. 



LUCIEN GUITRTS DIVOECE 

Paris, June 20. 

A df.crc of diNoree has been ren- 
dered in lavor of the h\i.'^>:<ind in 
the proceedings l'« twcen th»^ avlor, 
Lu'Men Guitry, and hla wife. Jeanne 
Tortler, professionally known i« 
Jeanne Desclos. 

The demand being icolproeal. 
riuitry has been allowed to file evi- 
dence of fiicts Bho alleges aa war- 
ranting the Judgment to be given 
• n her favor. 



"World's** Cartoonist In 
Charles Gordon Saxlon, the ear- 
toonist and staff humorist on the 
New York "World," will open In a 
pinglc act next week. The turn is 
monologlstlc. carrying i produotlon 

with It. 

Baxton will continue his duties 
•B ths local ruliuer dallies 




Pay or play contracts held by 
Keith acts are responsible for one 
or more local ho jses remaining open 
for the summer, despite poor busi- 
ness. 

It was explained eontracts ii^sued 
months Ago against the houses in 
question could not be switched to 
other hou.«5e8 on account of the out- 
standing contracts and the swelling 
list of houses closing for the sum- 
mer. 

Tht! pay or play contjact contains 
a clau.se which allows for a switch 
to another house, but nothing in It 
relieves the Keith people from 
oliiigation in the event that poor 
busln<s,s or went her conditions ne- 
<•» ssiliite th«' closing of a theatre. 

YOimG SIDDONS FROWNED 

fanidvn. N. .1.. .(tine 29. 

While si»i>ping from one motor- 
Ijoat to aru>thtr at tli«' State .«!tre<'t 
l)ri(lt:«'. Tom Siddon.s, .Jr., ag<> 1.'). 
wa.-; (li'ov. nf (.1. His fath'T op'^ra'^^H 
a nuMdrhiaf sniiplx- station at that 
I>lac«\ 

Young Si(Mon.»^ had appeared in 
vaudeville with hi.s father, as Sid- 
don.s and Slddoni^. Tom Sfddon.s. 
Sr., was one of the Rlddons 
F^rothers. 



This week started a holiday term 
for the Lights Club of Freeport. 
Wednesday night, June 29, was 
"Poverty Night," with n^embers in- 
vited to wear their oldest clothes. 
Tomorrow (Saturday) night the 
club will have a "Big Show." with 
J. Francis Dooley aa the Skipper. 

Sunday afternooa on the Llghtr 
baseball field the Lights will play 
the Queensboro Elks and Monday 
afternoon the K. of C. nine. Both 
games start at three. 



TOM CAKMODY'S FIRST LOOK 

Chicago Is strongly represented 
along the New York Rlalto at pres- 
ent. Beside the western agents wh» 
have been here for some time, thlj 
week Tom Carmody, the booking 
manager of the W. V. M. A.. »*• get^ 
ting hla first glance at the <^'»'«*J 
White Wny Tom Is of the oM 
.school, having long been in the em- 
ploye of the Kohl and Castle outfit 
in the Windy City, but this is htt 
first glimpse of the Big Town. "All 
right." saya Tom. "but too crowded; 
can't get any air." 

Tink Humphries. Irvir. ^ "^^• 
P.urt Cortleyou, John Con.^ldine and 
Charlie Crowl are .-.ll expctrd 
thi.s week. 



in 



ROLLS AND ROYCE 

THE DANCING SENSATION OF VAUDEVILLE 

Rolls llo>f.- s\\y< '^lop i>ro|)h' fiii the street- HollH-Kovce, dancers stop 

shows in theatres. 
Hearing out \\\\> -•! ii<n»« nt tins \\»rk (June 27) at 15. V. Keith's Palat^e, 
I New York. Direction. CHA8. BIERBAUER. 



News Reports Sanderson -Carleton 
The Daily News Wednesday pub- 
lLshe<l a rumor tlmt Carle E. Carle- 
ton, the manager, wad engaged to 
be married to Julia Sanderson, who 
is to star In the manager's produc- 
tion of "Tangerine." 

Carleton was Interviewed by a 
News representative ^nd said he 
hoped It was true. 



BIG TIME TRYING 2-EEELEES 

The Riverside. New York, and 
r.wshwick and Orpheum. Itrooklyn, 
will try the exrx^riment >f a two- 
reel comedy picture the \v»*^'K "f 
July 11. the Royal having ih» tilm 
the following week. July IH. The 
first picture to be tried will be a 
T.arry Seamon Vita graph com*dy. 

If the Innovatlni. is liked it will 
probiibly be co: tinued with other 
two-reel cnmeflies thronphont tho 
summer. 



CLOSED FOR TIRST TIME 

Kor the first time in th»' hou.^e's 
history the I^yrlc. Newark N J- 
closed last week becau.«e of busi- 
ness conditions. 

The I.yric. booked by Wrn.ii.h M. 
Tenney, was a favorite 'It' '< '^ 
hideaway for small time o' t^'. 



Friday, July 1, 1921 



VAUDEVILLE 



jllEE CABAm MERTAINMENX 
' COMES UNDER OmCIAL EVES 



CON JAMS HmSELF 
WITH BOXING BOARD 



I 



l^ith Office Keeping Tab on 
Restaurant Entertainers — Says 
Their Future in Big 



and Volunteer 
It May Affect 



flings in B020 for Scrap, bui 
Bozo Won't Fight 



MUSIC PUBLISHERS MAY OPEN 
CHAIN OF 3S0 RETAIL STORES 



The Keith office has taken note of 
vlMit it terms "free cabaret enter- 
tainment." It was said In the Keith 
quarters a tab had been ordered 
upon all artists appearing In caba- 
rets around New York, whether paid 
for their services or volunteering. 
Tl^e rei>orted Information secured 
by the offices will be tabulated and 
waoid tend, it was stated, to have 
an affect ui)on future Keith time 
with such acts as may be r.Jted by 
that office cr mi(?ht apply to it for 
tlnr.e. 
-•The practice .s described is for 
" a^abaret-roKtaurant to engage one 
or two recognized acts of some per- 
■oaal following, depend. ng upon 
these acts to solicit their profes- 
■tonal friends to appear in the re- 
8l»ec(lve restaurants as "guests" 
bat in reality as volunteer enter- 
tainers who *'will oblige upon re- 
gsest." Such request Is made usu- 
allv by the paid entertainers silicit- 
lag their friends from the tables 
to do a brief bit. In this manner 
olten B continuous performance 
it staged' upon the floor of the ca- 
baret, becoming a free show and as 
often ihvolvlng some of vaudeville's 
standard names. 



MORRIS' BENEFIT SHOW 

>/aud«vilie July Fourth at Saranac 
for Day Nursery 



MISSED 22-FOOT SPRING 

» 

Jack Daum Has Narrow Escape in 
Syracuse 



Syracuse, June 29. 
'^John Duum, 22. of New Orleans, 
gymnast of the Three Hendersons 
^t the Temple here this week, mlrac- 
uitfusly escaped death Monday after- 
ngon when Jack Shaller, one of his' 
niu'tners in the act, failed to catch 
i^m after a 22-foot spring Into the 
air. Daum fell the entire distance 
to the floor of the* stage. He suffered 
a broken nose and other bodily in- 
juries, but went on with his act 
that night. 

Daum has been doing the Jump 
for two years and this was his flrst 
accident. lYespiration caused by 
the intense heat had left Shaller's 
hand moist and Damn's grip failed 
to hold. Two doctors revived him 
after the curtain was dropped. 



Saranar Lake. N. Y., June 29. 

A vaudeville show is being ar- 
ranged to take place at the Pont lac 
theatre on the Fourth of July for 
the boneflt of the Saranac Lake 
Day Nursery and the Girls' Club. 
The entertainment will be under 
the direction of William Morris, the 
New York theutrlcal manager who, 
with his family, is at his summer 
home. Camp Intermission, on Lake 
Solby. 

Some of those billed to appear in 
the show are Belle Baker. Lillian 
Shaw, Harry Vox, Julian Rose. 
Dave Ferguson. Loney Haskell and 
Madge Dahl. In addition Bobby 
McLean. formerly professional 
American speed skating champion, 
will be there. 

William Morris. Jr., who was re- 
cently seriously injured when he 
was thrown from a horse, now is 
believed to be on the road to re- 
covery. 



0RP41EUM'S COAST BIZ 



Not 80 



B'O As In 

Summers 



Former 



Syracuse, June 20. 
Dear Chick: — 

I'm in a pip of a jam with tlit-* 
local boxing commish, all because 
1 tried to let Eva Moe make a little 
• jack wilh u itamp that he is man- 
! agin. We put on another set of 
I boutii up here this week. Moe has 
been beggin me to use his light- 
weight Kid itozo, so I matched him 
with Tomato for the star bout. 

Moe told me Bozo would weigh 
about 13«. so we made it catch 
weights. I got the local sporting 
writers to give Bozo a break, and 
they invented a record for him that 
would make Joe Gans roll over In 
-his grave. 

Tomato has been tralnin and was 
in fine shape, so I warned Moe to 
make Bozo mak-e a flght out of it 
lor I figured this Bozo couldnt be 
much as he had ntver licked any- 
body and If he had he wouldnt be 
tralnin around with a pork ami 
beaner like Moe. 

I didnt get a peck at Boso until 
they climbed in the ring as he and 
Moe drove up from New York In a 
flivver and just made the flght in 
time to get In. When he climbed 
thru the ropes I nearly threw ace 
deuce. He was nearly as big as 
Mike Gibbons and had stomach 
muscles that hung down to his 
knees. 

All the tralnin hes done since they 
closed the saloons was to get an 
occasional hair cut. The only way 
this bird could get in shape would 
be to dive ugder a steam roller. 

When they announced his weight 
at 138 I thought the wolves would 
tear the Joint down. I run around 
to Moe and again warned him not 
let his bimbo dive as we would both 



Answer to Department Stores* Demand for Return 
of TenrCent Music — Wool worth Inspired Con- 
certed Action — Music an Advertisement 



II the syndicate sturfs should at- 
tempt to bring any nior.il jire.^.^ure 
to bear on the music publishers for 
the return of ten -cent sheet music 
a.s they threaten to, it is not un- 



prinling. this is possible, but wit.i 
tlie attendant publicity rampaigM 
to put it over, every copy of hit 
sheet music now stands the pub- 
lishi^r from 11 to 13 cents. At pres- 
ent he is s<>lllng it at* 15 cents to 



lil<e1y the publishers will organize I tlu> syndicate stores (outside of 

a chain of 350 music stores from I l\'""'^eV'*'^' '■*:V."""« -"^^ * /l"*"*"^*!': 
coast to coast to combat the void 



made by the syndicate department 

stores, should relations be severed 

as was done with Woolworth & Co. 

Already the Music Publishers' I*ro- 

tective Association has blueprints 

and plans prepared by the Arm of 

Kli J. Reiser Ik Co., defiigners of 
the ITnlted Cigar Stores for such 
stores, each to be solely a mer- 
chandizing proposition to be capl- 
tallzoil privately but controllpd by 



The Jobbers still get from 16 to 20 
cents for it to Individual dealers, 
while production music only retails 
at 35 cents minimum. 

As the iiublisher's busimss is 
chiefly wl^T the individual small 
dealer, estimates show the syndi- 
cate stores to be but 12% per cent.. 
or one -eighth of the total business. 
There are 1,000 chain storee. When 
Woolworth waa in music selling 
while 10-cent music held out. 400 
of its 1,200 stores had music de- 
partments. There also are from 



San Francisco. June 29. 

The Orpheum. while not playing 
to its former crowded houses of 
the past year, has equalled previous 

years' receipts with the Increased get run out of town. He told ne 
prices inaugurated last October. that Bozo would flght until he was 

For the past tw^o months business 
had dropped and matinees are W-_ 

off, resulting in prices being reduced J bett used to and that he was in 
a few weeks ago and with tusiness good shape. 



the music publishers. However, 4.000 to B.OOO individual dealers In 

such stringent procedure will not ! the country. 

be executed unless neces.^ary. { The Selution 

This move is a direct result of a | The solution seeme to be a* 

Remlck A Co. Is doing with S2 



recent conclave of the syndicate 
store executives, inspired by the 
Woolworth board that lias since 
discovered the despised 10-cent 
copy of sheet music Is an Invaluable 
advertising and publicity adjunct 
to their business. They now per- 
ceive that the hammer thumping 
at the far recesses of their stores 
(the music of the Woolworth stores) 
was what drew shopgirls in and 
made them buy the other double- 
jitney articles on display. On con- 
sulting the Kress, KrcMge. McCrory, 
Grant and Metropolitan executives 
the latter decided to call In their 
purchasing agents and advised 
(hem to see what may bo done in 



iiittt *»v*>" T.vrui%. ..o--» — iiiviii lu otns wiiui iiiuy ov uonc ir 

ess 1 carried out and that he carried a ,ho way of reviving 10-cent music 
-ay lot of natural fat like Young Cor- Publisher's Viewpoint 



now near normal. 

The Oakland and Valley Or- 
pheum did well until the last six 
weeks, before summer closings. 7 i 
Angeles Orpheum is reported doing 
capacity, aided by tourists lher> 



I^RPHEUM'S $1 TOP 

Nsw Orleans and Memphis' Or- 
pheums Reopening With Re- 
duced Scale 



New Orleans. June 29. 

The Orpheum Circuit's house here 
feopens Sept 6 with the Memphis 
Orpheum one week earlier. 

A reduced scale goes into effect 
ta both houses with the new season. 
It will be |1 top excepting Satur- 
dajrs and Sunday, when thece will 
be a tUght tilt. 

This tilt on the week end is being 
discussed by local showmen 
through the present and possible 
future condition. 



FORKINS WITH JO P. SMITH 

Marty Forking, who Is now asso- 
ciated with Jo Paige Smith, becom- 
ing active In the ofllce this week. 
Porkina formerly held a W. V. A. 
(ChlcHKo) franchise. 

Forkins has been connected with 
the show business for years. He is'iniond, Va 
the husi,;nul of Ray Samuels. When K'hicago 
a fornwr manager of boxers he 
handled th<' affairs of Eddie .Mc- 
Goorty, Jimmy Clabby. Tommy 
Purey and other stars of the ring. 

Jo Paige Smith Is one of the old- 
est of the Keith agents. 



JEAN SOTHEBirS NOTORIETT 

Jean Sothern, the former fllm 
star, win return to vaudeville in a 
new single act, opening Thursday 
at the Regent with a "character 
song revue." Miss Sothern has 
come In for unlooked for publicity 
recently through the court martial 
at Governor's Island of Major Chew, 
accused on many counts of grand 
larceny. The defense testlfled that 
Chew's wife was Jean H. Southern, 
Vthe fllm star." 

Immediately there was evidence 
to show the tvyo women were en- 
tirely separate, in addition to the 
difference in the spelling of their 
names. Mlsa Sothern, who present- 
ed a single in vaudeville prior to 
her fllm work, declared she had 
never heard of Chew's wife doing 
picture work, though she had been 
caused annoyance several times In 
the past two years by the woman 
whose name had gotten in the pa- 
pers. Mrs. Chew-Southern is said 
to have been connected with a 
"colorograph picture company of 
Colorado." 

There Is a difference physically 

between the two women. The real 

Miss Sothern is of the petite blonde 

type. Chew's wife hails from Rich- 

Miss Sothern Is from 



^ 



BAY RIDGE IN DOUBT 

The I'-ox ofTlce In issuing: con- 
tracts to acts for the Bay llldge 
next week included a clause lliat 
should the lutusc close Sunday, the 
bookiM^j oilicf* could not be held. 

The h'^uso lijis fallen off heavily 
of l;itf», ;ind it was unticlpatrd it 
Would l)(. cl(»s d this week, allhoiiKb 
* bill h.T» been secured with the 
•bove-nu'iit loned cl.iuse to open 
there ^kb.ndav. 



REST FOR DOROTHT VAN 

jaorothy Van, icatured for the past 
five years with Moore and Megley's 
"Flirtation," was taken ill at Balti- 
more last week while playing the 
Maryland. Professors from Johns- 



Well In the flrst round Tomato 
made a face at him and he went 
down for a 9-count. You ought to 
hear that crowd roar. Moe finally 
bulldozed him into gettin up after 
threatenin to crown him with a 
water bottle. 

He went down six more times, 
once after getting hit on the arm. 
but 1 had them cut the round a min- 
ute and crossed Bozo, who w.is 
almin to get away quick. The sec- 
ond round was hardly started when 
he started the trampoline again, and 
I was afraid to pull the bell. He 
got up at 9, after the crowd started 
to swarm Into the ring, and covered 
up worse than Leach Cross used to. 
Moe run around to our corner and 
told me that Bozo was only atallln 
and that he always took a coupla 
headers to make the other guy think 
he was a set up. This give me a 
liTile courage, and when the round 
ended I told Tomato not to hit Bozo 
any more until I told him to, but to 
run and cover up himself and make 
the other guy flght or quit without 
being socked. 

This nearly worked and the fight 
went two rounds more. But Bozo 
wasn't goin to have any blots on his 
record, so what does he do but run 
head on into Tomato and then take 
a Brodlc that was a cross between 
a nip up and a back hand spring. 

The referee, tryln to be a clown, 
keeps on countln up to 50. By that 
time the natives had Invaded the 
ring and started to work on Bozo 
and Tomato. Tomato fought his 
way loose, and we both took it on 
the lam. 

The boxin commission have served 
notice on both of us that we are 
suspendi'd pendin an Investigation. 
They iliink I had the flght in the 
bag. Moe took an oath to me that 
he had bet a 100 smackers that his 
life saver would stay the distance. 

Where he ever dug this guy up is 
a niyst* ry to mc. He didn't know 



•wpo 

From the publisher's viewpoint, 
quoting B. C. Mills of the Music 
l*ublishers' Protective Association, 
this is impossible if, as the syndi- 
cate stores want, hits are to be ex- 
ploited. The publishers are still 
willing to print up Job lots of ordi- 
nary songs to sell to the trade at 
C^4 to 7 cents, but carjnot work on 
them. Allowing a penny authors' 
royally and two cents per copy for 



music stores: Waterson. Berlin A 
Snyder have 14 stores In the middle 
west; the Wltmarks with their dos- 
en American Music Stores' branches 
located aa departments In the vari- 
ous department storee, and the 
Eastern Musie Co. in New Biiiglsnd. 
controlled by C. C. Church, the 
Hartford publisher. 

On a larger scale the chain store 
plan devised by Mr. Mills is looked 
upon not only as a solution to this 
problem, but also for the purpose 
to put sheet muslo across In the 
public's mind as a staple commod- 
ity. The plans call for three music 
cotin(er8: popular music, orchestra 
music and classical, teachers, op- 
eratic and production music. There 
also are sections provided for the 
graphophone and music roll depart- 
ments and the co-handUng o( sheet 
music and the mechanical or 
"canned" reproduction thereof has 
Its obvious advantages. It may also 
prove a boon to the publisher in 
combatting the ev^ls of the phono- 
graph and roll transactions such as 
royalty cutting, lax statements et 
al. 



T 



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Hopkins were called In and after 

thorough examination ordered lur'hls right hand from his left and 

to leave the stage immediately and couldn't take any more punishment 



take a year's rest. 

Miss Van is now at Saranac T..ik«'. 
X. Y. The Professor advised ih;it 
this treatment will afTect a perma- 
nent cure. 




«• 



MAYE HUNT 
THE ORIGINAL CHEER-UP GIRL'' 

JUST CLCSIOI) A Sr(?CKHHFlJL SlCA.SON IN MUSICAI/ COMEDY. 
KHTUUNING TO VAUDEVILLE Wmi A BOOKED SOLID ROUTE. 

VAKIKTY .said; - 

"A short film served to introduce Miss Hunt, a statuesque, Titian' 



than a marshni<lIow. If bes ,, . . . , . .w - « « 1 ^ » 

- ,, ,_ ,. „. ^... ,.H .,»,,,;.... bailed beauty who has the form of \enus; gorgeously gowned to per- 

r,«}.(er Tm the N^orbm (tiimn r,,, ^^ ,.^^^^ ,^ ^^^^^ ^^ closing position on an extraordinary strong bill. Miss 



ar- 



Operation for Mary Maxfield 
As a lesuU of an automobile 
cldc.t tlvo years a»;o, Mary Max- 
*^ld is av the Rho<le Island Hos- 
Idlal, Pr»vidcnco, R. I., where an 
<^Pcrat it'll v.iil bo performed. 



THE SNYDERS ARE WAITING 

Song Writing K'.w is alr< ady caH 
ing Ted Sny'er ' i',.p.». " 

Th" anticip.i'vd < vc nt in tli< ,^.i.\ - |,,,w 



watch mak<r. 

I will be crabbed for life In tljis 
burg i;" I aint wa.shed up by the box- 
In boaril. .md with the ball club 
C'.in I ad it looks like a great .surn.- 
mer. I'm f»n' tlx.se New York pu;,'.s 
for life unle:-».s I s«'e them work fir.st 
I 1 would'il tak.-" n«d)r)dy's word from 
(.n. and if. they offered mr- 



der bOM.«'ehoM is not far off. I fu-nny Lec.nard T wouldn't bell»\.- 

Mr. Snyder ir, of Water.oon. Berlin them without his birth certificate 



& Snyd'T. His wife wis formerly 
profej^sionally known as Marie 
Fenton. 



I'll let \(}\i knfiw how I make o\Jt 
Your old pal. 

dm. 



lliiTjt set a pace which is bound to bring her recognition. Her mono- 
logue and songs are witty, sure-firo, with it tnaih n-atrirled sound to 
it. as well as the business with her box plnrit wbieh is entirely new and 
«»ri^inal. Il<r enunciation and diction are distinct, with no affe* tafiorv 
jij.st a natural enmedlenne with a style and manner all b<'r owiv \v .'. li 
one of those irresistible pt-rsonaltieH and d'ai -cut tr>ann<rs slf )■ if ]l 
ovei with eriou»?h showmanslup and ability t«t make her tip* o'" ■' "■: 
bil." 

Thanks to Al. I'.KCKEHICIf ft.r re. . r,t -. a\i(le\ ill.; <lates. 

i:xclusive material by SAM .MOKI^IS 
i:x«luslve songs bv KKA.MKK and LAYTnX. T.KW Byi(>\V.\. (,:.' i\U ,"•] 

KEKSHAW. Personal direction, n- xt S'l.-.n: FRANK DONNELY, 

Keith OITlce. 

A month'h v.natiijr, :<*■ home: Cbt-er I'p h'j'rrn. N" K 1' D 

Aubnrn. .N" V 



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VARIETY'S CHICAGO OFFICE 



Ciitcago 



Friday. July 1, 1021 
STATE-LAKE THEATRE BUILDING 



CABARETS 



Harry Hoch \n.is ctiit load hmis- 
Ine tlio other oviiumk Mr. lloch 
Is often riding aroiiiul N( w York 
• uburbs nowadavH on tho aamc 
miHflion in tho firm's rar wiih driver. 
Harry ih an iinpot lunl ati:uhnu'rit 
of tho \Vat(is()n, I'.rrlin «t Snyder 
professional (!< p.n t im nt. This eve- 
ning the on iiestra started i. VVater- 
aon song and Harry burst right In- 
to th«' ihtriJH to the surprise of the 
diners seated about, for Mr. Hoch 
himself sat in front of a big time 
meal. Tho restaurant Is a very 
large one. It was crowded and after 
the music and song flnithcd the 
house wanted an encore. It seemed 
surprising none waa given, but that 
was explained when the pianist 
walked over to the Hoch table, say- 
ing, "Harry, did you hear how it 
went. We always get th«»^for it." 
and Harry started to worlc again 
with his knife and fork, as he 
thought of the guys who had told 
him how hi.9 fine voice ciirried, for 
not one of the orehestra on the 
ether side of the room had heard 
him sing. 



Ointy Moore and his band are at 
Chateau I.4iurier. City Island, for 
the fiummrr. The other night 
Dlnty sprung "Learn to Smile" from 
"The O'Brien Girl" on the dancers. 
It was the first time the song hit 
of the Cohan show In Boston had 
been used in New York. As the 
■on is supposed to be restricted. 
Dlnty was asked why, and replied 
It was a professional trade secret 
he could not divulge. When Dinty 
was accused of being entorpriaing 
as an orchestra leader. Dinty 
courtesied and blushed, saying he 
had learnt both while in Paris. 



the newest of the big ones wa.s said 
to have had actually but four guests 
one day last week, when It was 
decided to close the hotel for the 
summer. This hotel but lately 
opened and represents several 
millions of dollars. Other big and 
established New York hotels have 
closed up entire floors. 



A couple of the Pelham bay ro.id- 
houses In New York are doing re- 
markable bunines. Tho Chateau 
Laurier is beating Its la.st season's 
record by from $1,000 to $1,600 
weekly In the gross, with the in- 
dications Bill Werner will have a 
still bigger beat to hi.s credit for 
July and August. The place is hold- 
ing people waiting for tables al- 
most tny fine weather, at dinner 
time. The other prosperous road- 
house up there i3 Plunter Island Inn, 
though that Is an old Arthur Mc- 
Lean i-tory. Like the chorus girl 
who boasted she had been in the 
business for years and never lost a 
spangle, so McLean can say he has 
never lost a customer, continuously 
adding to them until Hunter Isl- 
and's position among roadhouses 
is secured. 



ive bally -hoo In which he plays a 
sidewalk solo on a clarinet to the 
accompaniment of the band which 
is stationed Inside. As the number 
begins to terminate, the leader 
backs Into Btauch's, dragging most 
of the curious with him. 



• ARTISTS' FORUM 

Letters to the Forum should not exceed 150 trord«. Thcu mir.t b« 
signed hp the writer and not duplicated for dny other paper. 



The New York hotels have been 
hard hit In their rooming capacities 
during the past few weeks. One of 




There 

Is 
Only 

ONE 

MAYBELLE 
SMART SHOP 



LENORE BERNSTEIN 

MODISTK 
Boom SOS 145 N. Clark Street 



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H. Robert Law, the scenic artist 
man, and Billy P'allon, president of 
Tyson & Co., were awarded a di- 
rected verdict for $2,681.25 In Nellie 
Fleet's suit to cancel the lease of the 
Camp Merritt Inn., based on a court 
opinion that America still is In a 
state of war with Germany. Miss 
Fleet's lease of the inn, owned by 
the defendant's, Is on a $5,000 an- 
nual rental basis for a period until 
peace is declared and one year 
thereafter. Miss Fleet sought to 
breach the lease after the armistice 
was signed November 11, 1918, and 
is suing on each quarterly payment 
for that purpose. In this action the 
court may here pay for two quarter- 
ly periods. O'Brien, Malevinsky & 
Driucoll represented Miss Fallon. 



Margaret. Stewart and William 
Downing who formerly presented a 
carbaret act known as "An Artistic 
Treat" at the Palais Royal are suing 
Paul Salvin In the Third District 
Municipal Court to recover $995.50 
as value for two wardrobe trunks 
and contents lost while in custody 
of the Palais Royal. The team 
charges that when the ^ox Film* 
Corporation hired the cabaret 
premises to "shoot" a scene for one 
of its productions, the Palais Royal 
employees shifted their trunks into 
(he alley to their damage and 
destruction. Sa.vin has answered 
the charges generally denying all 
allegations and demanding a bill of 
particulars. Frederick E. Goldsmith 
has been substituted for David 
Stelnhardt as counsel for the 
plaintiffs. 



In one of the cabarets the other 
evening a female performer is re- 
ported to have refused to appear 
for her second turn, following the 
hit made by another woman on the 
bill. 



May Leslie .assumed charge of the 
Paradise Roof (Reiscnweber's) last 
night (Thursd.iy) It Is now called 
Bal des Bouffes Parlsenne, with 
dancing from midnight until dawn. 
Tickets are Issued at $5 each, with 
supper included. 



6axi Holtsworth't Harmony 
Hounds have the distinction of 
being the first jazz band ever en- 
gaged for Stauch's Coney Island 
Cafe. Holtsworth's contract calls 
for $1TiOO a week for 10 weeks, 
which in(iud«'H the salary of the tivi- 
musicians, the balanre bein^ ex- 
pended upon ]u'rs()nal advertising. 
HoltsWorth has installed an effect - 



"TIIK IlIlKillT SPOT IN TIIK LOOT" 

FRITZEL'S 
RIAR'I^ INN 



NORTHEAST CORNER VAN BUREN AND WABASH AVENUE 
HIGH CLASS KNTBRTAINMENT AND DANf'INU 

CuUln«t and Service ITnrseelled. Theatrical Partl^n. 

, J. FRITZEL, Proprietor. 'Phone Reservation. Waba.sb t«15. 



Bonoiovanni's Gardens in Wild- 
wood and The Willows in Oakmont 
are heaping up profits despite gen- 
erally turbulent conditions in Pitts- 
burgh. Refused a license to sell 
light wines and nonlntoxicants, and 
assailed by various prohibition of- 
ficers, this news published in the 
dailies Id serving as an excellent 
ad for the portly Italian, and he 
himself Is the least fearful of all 
their attacks. The Willows, under 
new management, is catering to a 
better class. Howard's colored or- 
chestra of Columbus is an attracr 
tion, but the location of the Wil- 
lows will act as a money-maker for 
the backers as long as the Oakmont 
river front is a popular camping 
ground. 



Whiskey In Canada Is climbing 
up in price by wholesale, according 
to report., The new liquor distribut- 
ing law in the Province of Quebec 
Is held responsible. It Is said Scotch 
whiskey over the border Is now 
around $65 a caae. Just before the 
distributing law went Into effect 
Scotch sold as low as $28 In Canada. 



There ahould be an added flow of 
hootch New York city-wards these 
days, as the result of the withdrawal 
of all Federal prohibition enforce- 
ment field men from Northern New 
York. Just two persons are on duty 
now at the Syracuse headquarters, 
which has Jurisdiction over 1) CDun- 
ties. Including the greater part of 
the border line. The "force" consists 
of Supervising Agent Michael H. 
Stapleton of New York and his 
clerk, a feminine attache. 



State troopers arrested the pro- 
prietor of a roadhouse on the 
Schenectady (N. Y.) turnpike for 
violation of the Mullen-Gage act 
in permitting guests to enter the 
premises with flasks of whisky on 
their persons. 

Clayton and Edwards joined the 
Reisenwcber show this week. 



The Shelburne Hotel, Drlphton 
P.each. stages a new revue present- 
ed by Joe Mann. July 6, called "The 
Shelburne Girl of 1921." Henry Fink 
will produce, with Florie Florie, 
James Clemens, Johnny Dale, I^ittle 
Caruso and Martin and Goodwin. 
Mr. Fink wrote the numbers. 



DEAL WITH THE ARTIST 




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15-17-19 West 20th Street, CHICAGO 



18 EAST 
22D STREET 



OPPOSITE 
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IKE BLOOM'S 

"MlD-PaiXE F'ROL.IC" 



DANCING BETWEEN FROLICS 

Vtmr Dlffrrrnt Rhowa Evrry McHt. PirNt Kvenlnv Prollr at 11:1.% P. 
KrHtaorunt Hervlre a l.n <'iirt^. l*rofi>Hhluniil Courtrnles Kxtended. 
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FROM MAY 11th. 



SEASON 1921 



TO SEPT. 18th. 



EMILE DE RECAT 

Presents "SMILES OF 1921" 

Knrliiin(<-«l MuHirai Kitrii%iiKiiniu Witli i'rttloRuc Two Actn und Trn Si«-im->«. 
larlutling An All Star Cast niid a IIoihiikI of Tu«>iit> -r<iiir Anirricuii llv.-iiillrH. 

AT RIVERVIEW, CHICAGO 



The Cafe De Paris (formerly Rec- 
tor's) seems to have hit an Idea with 
its vaudeville show on the restau- 
rant floor, taking in the "names" 
it givcH, Bee Palmer and Phil Baker. 
The new show opened Saturday. 

playing to capacity then, of course, 
but surprising the management 
Monday and Tuesday by keeping up 
the capacity pace. Monday was ex- 
trem»'ly hot, yet the crowd was 
th«>re, and again Tuesday night 
when there was a turnaway with a 
bit of cooler weather. With no roof 
show open and the many theatres 
downtown at least drawing some 
peopl*', the Palmcr-l?ak» r names 
might be the attraction, as some- 
thing must be, since before this 
fihuw opened the cafe sufT-^red like 
most of the Broadway places for 
l)usiness. Besides the names, there 
;ire Haymond and Schrarn an<l Sally 
Fields. Miss Fields Is doing a sin- 
t;l'- and double, giving the sliiw two 
women singles, Palmer and Fields, 
witli the entertainment running in 
two parts, without cither of the 
woDKii singles chan^;iii^ lur gown 
(liiiin;.: the evening. Aft(M- the Cafe 
De I'liiis performane*'. rndinu .111*1111 



New York, June 27. 
Editor Variety: 

In reply to a letter published In 
the Artists Forum last week by 
Lynch and Zeller, we wish to say 
we had our own original hat shop 
scene made In Berlin, Germany, In 
February, 1909, and played with it 
at the Hansa, Hamburg, during 
May, 1909, and later played with the 
same scene on the Continent and in 
England. 

We have photographs of the 
scene which we can show, and 
afUdavita of men of reputation that 
will verify our statement. In the 
letter of the copy act published in 
your last issue they openly admit 
that they are using our material by 
accusing us of pilfering and ex- 
pect in this way to get way with it. 
Moran and Wiser 



Editor, Variety: 

Your Chicago correspondent fell 
into an error in his story regarding 
the alleged feud between Miss Doris 
Keane and Miss Laurette Taylor 
when he ascribed to Miss Keane 
authorship of the statement that 
she "would run Miss Taylor out 
of town." Miss Keane never made 
any such remark, either to a dra- 
matic critic or to any one else. An 
artist of Miss Keane's distinction 



and standing Is not given to eom^ 
ments of that nature, even in Jest 
It should be apparent Instantly to 
any one who knows Miss Keane 
or who has ever had any association 
with her that she is too fine a 
character, of too high a type of 
womanhood, to entertain even 
thoughts so plebeian and so iiu 
natured towards a fellow artist. 

To my certain knowledge Miss 
Keane knew nothing whatsoever of 
the so-called feud until it made its 
appearance in the Chicago news- 
papers. She was deeply distressed ' 
at the time and later sent a not» ' 
to Miss Taylor (a copy of which I 
am enclosing) in which she made 
very clear that she had never made 
a remark of that nature. 

The Chicago Journal June 8, the 
first paper to print anything about 
the alleged feud — which subsequent 
developments proved had absolutely 
no foundation in fact — was very ' 
careful not to charge either Miss 
Keane or Miss -Taylor with the ' 
statement that one would drive the 
other out of to#n. 

Yet your Chicago correspondent 
boldly declares Miss Keane made*'^ 
the statement, thereby doing her a ' 
grave injustice. 

Arthur J. KcUar -^ 

Press Representative for ' 

Miss Doris Keane ' 



1.30, some of the artists go over to 
the Little* Club and give another 
show. 



"Eight bells and all is well" in 
Venice on the coast again. J. M. 
Covington is the master once more 
of the Good Ship Cafe. The Ship 
was destroyed by fire last New 
Year's morning, and since that time 
a forced rebuilding has been going 



on, so that the 8inp would be cer- 
tain to be in readiness for the Fourth 
of July holiday period. For the 
opening night a $7.60 a plate dinner 
was served, but after this the serv- 
ice will be al a carte. Sam Messen-- 
heimer, formerly the cornet ist of 
the Ship's band, is at the head of the 
nine-piece music combination, and 
in addition Bobby Gross is enter- 
taining with ditties. 



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Friday. July 1, 1921 



VARIETY'S CHICAGO OFFICE 



Cfitcaso 



STATE-LAKE THEATRE BUILDING 



PANTAGES MAY aOSE CIRCUIT 
IF BUSINESS DOESNT BETTER 



IS Pantaget Theatres Already Closed — Loew Circuit 
Announces Several Closings — More Keith's Shut- 
ting — ^Jefferson Changing Policy. 



The Pantages Circuit ha« closed 
JK houses within the last two weeks 
and will close the entire circuit for 
the first time in hlatory, unloHs a 
weather break occurs within the 
next few weeks. 

The houses are operating at a 
loss. They will bo darkened for 
the hot months if business doesn't 
pick ui». The houses already closed 
lii addition to the Hodkins houaes in 
the Bouih (booked by Pantages) 
are, I>ea Moines, la., Orpheum, 
Detroit. Cleveland, St. Louis. New 
Orleans. East Englewocd, Chicago. 
Peoria. 111., Victoria, Can.. Kegina. 
Can.. Saskatoon, Can.. San Diego. 
Cal, Colorado Springs Col.. Ogden, 
Utah and i'ueblo, Col. 

The Loew Circuit annoi.nerH the 
foUowit'.i' closings: Loew's, f)ri h nm. 
Waco, Tex., July 3. L<je\vs l'\iM 
River. Mass.. June 2G. Locu's 
Sprin;;fMld, Mass.. July 2. L'M'w's, 
Dayton, (").. July 2. Loew'.". State. 
Long Heaeh, Cal., June 26. Loew's. 
Hipp.. Los Angeles, Cal., Juno 26. 
Loew H. Strand. Modesto. Cai... June 
26. Lr>e\v"s, Hipp.. Fresno. Cal.. 
June 26. 

It is reported I^>e\v'.s CJrveland 
the oiiiy middlewost hou-e ('a^^t of 
Chieaj^o now open, will shut with- 
in two weeks. 

The Poll Circuit (Keith ofTlce) an- 
nounee that Springfield, Masn., and 
Worcester, Mass., close July 2, for 
the first time. 

A change of policy for the sum- 
mer months will be inaugurated at 
B. S. Moss* Jefferson on 14th street, 
beginning July 4. The present 
policy is nine or more acts, twice 
dally, the bill changing mld-weckly. 

The summer policy will be eight 
acts and a feature picture, three 
■hows daily or continuous, on a 
split week policy. The Jefferson 
has been in competition with Fox's 
\ City a few block westward, with 
[business up to expectations until 
the recent hot wave. 

The new policy will be c i.tinued 
as li»a^ as business warrants, the 
alternative being the closing of the 
house. 

Keith's, Alhambra closes to- 
morrow night July 8. for the bal- 
ance of the summer. Th. Boro 
Park, Bklyn (Keith) closed June 
2«, and B. S. Moss* Flatbush. 
B'klyn. June 26. 

The Albermarle, B'klyn (Fox) 
tiosed June 18. 



FORSTER NOT TO QUIT 



Changes in 
Start 



Professional Offices 
False Rumor 



MAJESTIC,. CHICAGO 

Chicago, June 29. 

A rainstorm, which came down in 
torrents, drove many dollars unex- 
pected into the thoatre. The entire 
lower floor was a.^ell-out Mondxiy. 
It also helped k'**'^ flft per ront. of 
the audience in for tho closing act. 

The show got a fast start with 
tho £1 Rey Sisters, The girls have 
gone the limit in drapes and cos- 
tumes, also utilizing a piano player, 
atiti those that were seated enjoyed 
the act thoroughly. Nate Leipzig, 
with his deft Angers and emaculate 
attire, manipulated the cards to the 
keen satisfaction of all, enough so 
to ' him back for three bows. 

Morton and Glass have an act which 
is built to order for this vicinity. 
Every gag against the landlord got 
a royal greeting. 

Swift and Kelley in one of the 
surest fire hot weather vehicles 
breezed on and off, pulling many a 
whinzy that will be repeated long 
after this act has been discarded. 
Georgle JesseVs "Troubles" of 1920 
was the headliner. The act looks as 
fresh as the day it was born, and 
every one, including the Ftar, went 
through their lines as if It was zero 
weather. Craig Campbell was placed 



Chicago, June 29. 
The Forster Music Company is 
not retiHng fi-om th« popular music 
publishing business, as has been re- 
ported. Some changes In the pro- 
fessional department here, with the 

re.sult that activities in that branch too late on the bill. Although he held 
will be practically null for the pres- them in and did well, it was no spot 

».nt iravu rise to the erroneous ^"^ *""^- '^^'l" ^"^ Kelley would 
ent. ga\o rise to tne crroniouH ^^^,^ ^^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^^ ^^^^ ^^^jj 

Impression. and themselves. Mijares and Com- 

Forster is planning a strong cata- ; jmny clo.sed the show. When last 
logue for next sea.'-on, an^' Abe 1 seen here tho act was spotted in No. 
Olman his general manager, is in 3 position and is worthy of that spot, 
the east in its behalf. ^he act has all the ingredients, J.lu.s 

scenery and pantomime comedy and 

employs three people, two men and a 
woman. The wire work is absolute- 
ly sensational and the la.st word in 
I that line. Both boys in the act, 
, Mijares and Manola, were heavily 
; featured with circuses .several years 
ago and even among other wire acts 
are credited with being the best 
tlure is. 



some eye catching settings. The 
man gets plenty out of his nuttisms. 
and tho girls are promising. Al 
Shayne then contributed to an over- 
flowing show of songs, with his 
"beauty," voice and cornet plant. 
Peters and LeBuff closed the show. 



Business Not Bad Enoughl 

A flstlc encount< ' irred Tues- 

day In the office of an independent 
vaudeville booking agency between 
Paley Sanders and Max Lowenstein, 
both agents. 

The trouble started when Sand- 
ers booked an act, immediately 
after which it is alleged T^wenstein 
began to whisper in the booking 
man's ear, which Sanders con- 
tended was in the nature of a pan 
against his act. This led to an 
argument between the two agents. 
Sanders made a pajs at Lowenstein. 
after which they l>oth mixed. The 
battle continued for several min- 
utes in the ofllce when the contest- 
ants were forced out in itu. hull. 
where they continued their fighting. 

It ended with both tiring and the 
battle declared a draw by witnesses. 

The Sanders act remained on the 
book. 



ACCUSES GIRLS OF THEFT 

Chicago, Juno 29. 
Opal . .Mat l<Kk and Mile. Audrey 
(Audrey Sin'tb> were arrested and 
charge*'.! w' a larceny by Anna 
LeMay. All are embers of "Smile.s 
of '21" company at llivervlew I'ark. 
Miss LcMay alleges that during a 
beach party the two girls borrowed 
the key to her home, saying 
wanted to change clothes; while 
there, she claim.-, they helped them- 
.selves to her clothes and 
money. 



KETTERING PIECE IN LONDON 

Chicago, June 29. 
Ralph Kettering has completed 
negotiations with Murray King for 
an early presentation of "Which One 
Shall I Marry?" to bo produced in 
London for Louis Nethersole. Mr. 
Kettering will go to England In Sep- 
tember to watch rehearsals. 



DE GLOPPER PROMOTED 

Chicago, June 29. 
flarl DeGIopper. former treasurer 
and assistant manager of the Amer- 
ican theatre (Orpheum, Jr.), here 
hcs been transferred to the New 
Grand theatre, St. Louis, whore he 
will act as assistant manager to 
Frank Phelps and also be head 
treasurer. 



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Cantor, Wostsm, Movss 

Chicago, June 2f . 
Charles V. Tatcs, western repre- 
sentative for the Liow Cantor 
Agency, has moved his offices from 
the Masonic Temple to the Woods' 
Theatre building. 



BILLT JACKSON'S BLANKET 

Billy Jackson has received the 
second blanket contract to be given 
by Nat Kalchelm for a tour of the 
Middle West next season. 

The Maxwell Quintet is the act to 
secure the route which calls for 25 
weeks with an optl<vi of further 
time. 



STATE-LAKE, CHICAGO 

Chicago, June 29. 

Chicago may swelter and .some 
theatres may dose, but the S(n to- 
some LaUe seems to grind them in forever. 
The current bill can be called a 
notable one, as it was effervescent 
with comedy, Williams and Wolfue, 
Lew JJockstader and Ned Norworth 
running neck and neck. 

\'an and Emerson started the 
show with their equilibristlc and 
hand-to-hand balancing feats, and 
made a good impression. Wallace 
Gaivln, the slelght-of-hand and 
magical delineator, kept in the run- 
ning. Elarl Faber and Sonny P>er- 
net, working a la Flanagan and Ed- 
wards, seemed to hold the boards 
Just a little too long with their com- 
edy talk and songs in the 'trey" spot. 
They Just got under the wire by a 
nose. 

Ned Norworth and his co--workers 
hit into the fourth position on high," 
and kept stepping on it throughout 
the offering. Ned cut loose," tore 
only one collar, but clowned for all 
he was worth, and made the jiudl- 
ence like it and call for more at the 
flnish. 

Williams and Wolfus started to 
ruin them all over again. 

Dockstader. with his oratorical 
discourse on "Boozology" wrung the 
house dry of laughs. Mile. Nana, 
Monsieur Alexis, with whirlwind 
and acrobatic dances, closed the 
show. They held this position in 
marvelous fashion, having but few 
walkouts on the last show of the 
night Powers and Wallace and the 
C 1 Sisters did not appear at this 

performance. 



Members of "The Tavern" cast, 
mostly Kqulty, presented a framed 
and autographed photograph to 
George M. Cohan last week as a 
testimonial of regards and regrets. 



Rita Gould, for the N. V. A., flew 
to Albany this week to invite Gov- 
rt-nor Miller to attend the benefit 
for the woifnded at Fox Hills. 

Blanca West has been given back 
her maiden name and a divorce from 
William D. Bishop, whom she sued 
in Connecticut. They were married 
in 1911. Alimony of |22,500 was 
granted her. 



HOUSES cLosma 

The Majestic, Klmlra, N. T., cIoh.j 
for four weeks, beginning July 1. 

Orpheum, Allentown, Pa., July 2; 
Majestic. Harrit,burg, Pa., July 7. 

X Tic i. «a^ »»»).l " w ..^ .•. li ...... • •' ... « 111 

go into pictures for the balance of 
the summer on July 9. Tho house 
now plays Keith Popular Priced 
vaudeville on a split week policy. 

Ward St Glynn's Alhambra, 
Brooklyn, will close a week from 
Sunday. The house has been play- 
ing pop vaudeville policy. 

Loew's. Dayton, O. and tho Broad- 
way, Smrlngflcld, Mass., (also 
booked by the* Loew office) will 
close this week. 

The Crystal, Milwaukee, has 
closed. 

Sablotsky ^ MiGulrk will closo 
the Cross Keys, Globe and Broad - 
way, Philadelphia, July 9. With 
tho closing all of the firm's vaude- 
ville houses \n Phllly will be dark. 

The closlnt will leave tho Amal- 
gamated agency with but three 
weeks on its books for over the 
811 out of a possible ten, ex- 

clusive of the three Keeney houses 
which will remain open indefinitely. 



Moss Manager Marshall Resigns 

H. A. Marshall, manairc*r ot B. 
S. Moss' Jefferson, has resigned. 
Emil Groth, manager of the Coll- 
seum, and Chas. MacDonald are at 
the Jefferson tenit>orarlly until a 
new manager is appointed. 



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McVICKEE'S, CHICAOO 

Chicago. June 29. 
The crowds Just Btayed away. 
Whether the bookers Intentionally 
prave a singing bill, or -acts fooled 
them by their billing, It waa evi- 
dent after the closing act that even 
sweet voices, favorite songs. Hung 
and well played by tho orchcHtra, 
can become borcsome. 

Bon Turpln, in hia latest picture. 
"Home Talent." took up tho first 
hour of the show. I^upe P.rothers 
started vaudeville with hand bal- 
anclnp on tables, chairs and podes- 
talH. They work with pep and did a 
few "Impossible" tricks. Gordon 
1> . were first to offer tho singing. 
They have a lot in their favor. 
Jhcy have voices which b*>lonR to 
tho samo class as their npp^^rance. 
They pleased immensely, llurton 
and Khoa have a song revue of legit 
rh.irarters. Maybe tho crowds who 

I patronize this house haven't sten the 

! rharacters and don't attend legit 
shows. AVhen the charaeter is a 
man the man slnprs. and when Irene 
Franklin is charaeterl/.ed the wom- 
an sinRS. It is a good id< a. at least 
in savinpr wardrobe for each peraon. 
iXB their head.<^ only appear. 

M«lvillo and Stet.son varlat*' tluir 
time b<'tw<'(n Hincint? and Inatru- 

' mental playing'. Tiie man siiowod 
vrr;~ritility and inipr* ^^si d favorably. 

' wiiib- the rirl In neat Ir okln^ and 
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BURLESQUE 



Friday, July 1, 1921 



COLUMBIA CLOSING THIS WEEK, 
REOPENS NEW SEASON SEPT. 5 



Longest Dark Term and Latest Opening Date Bur- 
lesque's Leading House Has Had — *Teek-A-Boo" 
Stops Saturday — ^Averaged Nearly $10,000 



The Columbia, New York, bur- 
leaquo'n leading theatre, will close 
Saturday, to reopen Labor Day. 
Sept (. It will mark the longest 
dark period over the aummer the 
Columbia has had since starting Ita 
summer productiona, while the La- 
bor Day opening is the latest the 
bMise has ever had. 

Thi present order of the Colum- 
bia Amusement Co. sets Labor Day 
mm thm official opening time for all 
•C Um theatres and attractions. 
Thmre will be no preliminary weeks' 
playing as la past years, and the 
Bmpi. S date Is three weeks later 
Umul the burlesque opening of for- 
wmmr seasons. The reason assigned 
when the opening date was flrst an- 
nounced, was that with the en- 
gagr«itient of open shop crews and 
musicians, it would require some 
pre-openlng date work to have 
the men working in harmony. 
tbouffh It Is also claimed the bur- 
Issqua axecuUves do not wish to 
[« a Bsw start in the face of 
»nt business conditions before 
tha hot weather has started to re- 



AMERICAN WHEEL 

Executive Board of Stage Hands to 
Consider Subject. 



With the closing of the Colum- 
Saturday, the Bedlni summer 
•how. "Peek-A-Boo.** will remain 
Sormaat until taking to the wheel 
•■ the regular season. Peculiarly, 
this same show is set to start oft 
tha new season at tha Columbia. 
M«w York. 

Tha waather break last week sent 
tha Columbia's ftosa to a trifle 
ahsre $1,000. whteh meant a elosing 
«ata. This week not much mora Is 
looked for. During the previous 
Its weeks, when business ran nor- 
Mal, the show averaged nearly 
110.000 weekly. There was a re- 
port Bedlni Intended playing this 
*Poak-A-Boo'* as a $2 attraction 
«ader legit bookings, and framing 
aavther production to travel the 
wheel In Ita place, but there has 
been no conflrmation of the report, 
which Is much doubted by those 
who understand. I. H. Herk and 
R. K. Hynicka are Interested In the 
Bedlni Columbia wheel shows. 



Denver, June 21. 
The executive board of the In- 
ternational Alliance of 8tag« Em- 
ployes, holding its annual session at 
Denver the past two weeks, will 
com > to New York the latter part 
of the week to hold further meet- 
ings* The question of the attitude 
to be taken by the I. A. T. S. R 
towurd the American burlesque 
wheel, which, although having come 
out for the "closed" or "union shop" 
as regards stage hands and music- 
ians next season, lists Ave houses on 
its route that will operate on the 
"open shop" basis, will be taken up 
for final decision by the board. 

The opinion has been >.:.. - -^.^d* 
by labor men with a kiu»wledge of 
the situation that there is a possi- 
bility of the I. A. board declaring 
the whole American wheel **unfair" 
unless the Ave houses holding 
r.r^rnbership in the National Asso- 
ciation of Burlesque Theatre Own- 
ers are dropped from the route. 

The board has given no intima- 
tion of what its attitude Is to '».u, 
however, to date, th .*. being e of 
the questions to^ be decided this or 
next week. 

The five houses controiicJ by 
National Association of Burlesque 
Theatre Owners' members, and 
playing the American wheel shows 
are the Bijou. Philadelphia; Hay- 
market, Chicago; Star and Oayety, 
Brooklyn, and Gayety. Baliimore. 

American whe^l executives would 
not discuss possibilities of action 
either way by the I. A. board, pre- 
ferring to wait for a decision, which 
will list the American either *falr" 
or "unfair." 



HOTEU FOR BURLESQUE 
UNDER INVESTIGATION 



Columbia Circuit Insist Com- 
panies Be Properly Housed 

The recent decision of the Colum- 
bia Amusement Co. that the people 
in Ita travelling atttractions shall 
be properly housed while on the 
road has developed into a stringent 
Investigation as to the character of 
all local hotels in the cities where 
the shows appear. 

First-hand information is being 
obtained on the subject. Hotels 
usually frequented by burlosquers 
and which have been under espion- 
age through prohibition or other- 
wise are being especially reported 
upon, while in the many towns 
visited by the Columbia shows, the 
entire list of local hostelries Is be- 
ing gone over and weeded out, from 
the .p^ports received. 

Before the season opens it Is said 
the Columbia executives will sub- 
mit to the managements of the va- 
rious shows two lists, one "white," 
oontainlng the names of all unob- 
jectionable hotels, with the other 
list holding the names of the hotels 
the burlesque people are advised 
not to patronize. 

In the list of favored hotels will 
be disnoted those that agree to give 
the professionals a standing rate re- 
gardless of circumstances, and 
other matters in eonnection with 
the treatment of players by hotel 
proprietors. 



COSTUME CONTRACTS TTJRNED 

The Brooks Uniform Co. will dis- 
continue its costume department, 
recently added to the Arm's enter- 
prises. The firm decided against 
Installing equipment necessary for 
g'^neral costume work. In discon- 
tinuing the department |40,00U in 
contracts for burlesque attractions 
are turned back. The Brooks Co. 
will confine itself to male attire. 

Tulsa Leason, who recently 
Joined the Brooks costume ilrpart- 
ment. Is now with Mme. Haver- 
stlck, the costume production de- 
signer. 



WALDROH MOVES TO H. T, 

Charles Waldron. owner of the 
Oalety. Boston, and *7he Boston - 
laas." will make his headquarters 
In New York throughout the sum- 
mer, In charge of executive details 
for the National Association of Bur- 
lesque Theatre Owners, in the 
**open shop'* campaign now on. 



MANAGERS ENGAGING 

Columbia Notifies House Men to 
Engaoe Crews, Etc 



The Columbia Burlesque Circuit 
sent out orders to its ho\i«»<» TO^JX-. 
agers this week to immediately en- 
gage musicians and stage crews for 
the !iouse« for next season's open- 
ing. 

Bids are being received ^om 
transfer companies, with the pro- 
ducers claiming a shrinkage of 60 
per cent, over last season's hauling 
cost. It was estimated by one of 
the producers that the "Open Shop" 
movement would save him $9,500 a 
show on the season. 

In order to save the local theatre 
manager any embtarrassment over 
the letting of transfer contracts, the 
local office of the B. P. A. will han- 
dle the submission of bids from the 
transfer companies for the entire 
Columbia Circuit. 



LADY ORCHESTRAS? 

Reported Columbia Theatres Nego' 
tiating for Women Musicians 



It was reported this week the 
"open shop" position taken by the 
Columbia circuit theatres might 
bring about the introduction of a 
few orchestras composed of women 
only in some of the Columbia the- 
atres, to test out their poeaibilitics. 

How far the overtures for the fe- 
male musicians have progressed 
could not be ascertained. 



WILLIAMS NOW BUYS DT 

Griff Williams has acquired a one- 
third Interest in "The Broadway 
Belles" (American) from Joe Op- 
penheimer. Joe Levitt recently sold 
a one-third interest in the same 
show to Oppenheimor, who in turn 
sold to Williams. 

The title of the "Broadway Belles" 
will be changed next season to "Miss 
New York, Jr. The title was used 
about 12 years ago by Oppenhelmer. 
I. H. Herk was manager of the show 
at that time. 



MANY .TITLE CHANGES 
IN 38 COLUMBIA SI 



Bozo Snyder Moves to ^Columbia 
Tommy (Bozo) Snyde'r, for the 
last few seasons featured with 
"Some Show" on the American 
wheel, will go over to the Columbia 
wheel next season. 

Snyder will be co- featured with 
Harry Welch, with Barney Gerard's 
Tollies of the Day." 



Sam Reider for Publicity 
Bam Reider, for the last two sea- 
sons company manager for Irons & 
C!:ijr.age'8 "All Jazz Revue." has 
been appointed publicity manapjor 
for tho \)\rve Irons & Clumago's Co- 
lumljiii wlupl shows next K'.ison. 



TOM TAFFEE TRAHSFERSED 

Kansas City, June 29. 

Word has been received here that 
the owners of the American Wheel 
franchise in St. Louis and Kansas 
City have decided to transfer Man- 
ager 'Tom Taffee, of the Century, 
this citV. to St. Louis, where he will 
have the management of the Gar- 
rick, which will be the St. Louis 
home of the American circuit shows. 

Jimmie Martin, who last year was 
the local manager of the Standard, 
St. Louis, will come here to look 
after the local intorost of the Cen- 
tury. 

Mr. Taffee ha.s been wrth the Cen- 
tury for the past 17 yr^ars, and is one 
of the best knuwn managers in 
burh?8<iue. 



"Littio Bo Peep" Now 
Tho Uo\) Drn.ly show. "Tilt).' Tat- 
tle" (Am*»rlrn»0. ^^H ^'f op^Titod 
next season t)y n«'riiHt( id & f'l.iUa- 
gher, through an urran^^t nu nt with 
Mr. Doady. The title will \>c 
chanKM'd to "Little Bo Peoi,." 



ENGAGEMENTS 

AuKUstlri Duncan. Minnie Dupf o, 
Mary Carrol, Willnrd Robinson, 
"Detour" (Shuberts). 

Georglna Spelvln, "The Elton 
Case" (Broadhurst). 
Florence Shirley, "Sonny." 
Sally Tysha, "Mme. Milo." 
Byblla Bowhan, by Ned Way- 

bum. 

Totten and Grant, the original 
Butler dancers from George M. Co- 
han's original "Mary" show, have 
al^iied fo» ^ezt two yean with 8h«. 



NEW ACTS 

Joe Worth (Powers and Worth) 
and Louie Welling", '"blackf ace two- 
act. 

"A Man of the World," with A. 
Dean Cole. 

Vivian Connors, last with "What's 
In a Name," and Ethel Fisher of 
"The Night Boat," In tC musical skit. 
Peggy Doran. last of "Tin Pan 
Alley.," with monolog. 

Lucille Rogers, from burlesque, 
songs and talk. 

Helene Coline, Manny Smith at 
the piano. 

Meyer Golden is producing a 10- 
people miniature operetta, "The 
Magic Fan," authored by Walter L. 
Rovomont (mu«»<^V. with bnolj and 
lyrics by James Madl.son and Dart 
MacIJoyle. 

Coor^e Choos has closed his "Two 
Little Pals" and will send out the 
same conu'any in a new mu.sical 
piece titloil "Hello Toddy." Jack 
Henry and Eilith Mayc will be feat- 
ured. 

Sanrly MePhorson's New England 
Serenadt r.s framing an act for 
vaudiville. The quarlrt Is com- 
prised of .Toe Sherman, Dob Mill.s. 
.Michael Co hran and Mr. Mrl'her- 
.«!on. They were with "Way Down 
Kiisi" 

Tin- proposed revival of the sketch 
"A Day at Kllis Island," to be made 
by Maiiiirc .^aintxls. will be known 
und<T the title of "The tJateway of 
America." Samuels rer» ntly tried 
out a new sketch which he has taken 
off in favor of the revival. 

Alf C. l>earce and his wife, in 
double turn, Fearce recently re- 
covered from a severe illness. 

Edna Andrew In the former Ray- 
mond Bond sketch* "Story Book 
Stuff." 

Grant Mitchell, possibility la a 
comedjr aketcfc. iUmawj Wetar.) 



tVA CLARK 

THE "SUN-KIST' LARK 

Prima Donna "Sun-Kist" now playing Sam H. Harrrs' Theatre, New 
York, leaves Wednesday for her summer home "Tree Tops," on the 
Russian River, after a forty-seven weeks^ engagement. Will return to 
New York early part of September. 

Address: Rio Nido. Sonoma County, California. 




eldest IJilks, "Bowery Buri 

lesQuers" and "Golden 

Crook," Passing 

The Columbia Circuit will have 
88 sl^s next seaflon. the same 
number as last. Eighteen of the 
shows win carry new titles. 

•The Parisian Whirl," the Billy 
(Beef Trust) Watson show last 
year, will be called Billy Watson's 
Show next season. Jacobs ^ Jer, 
mon's "Golden Crook," one of the 
oldest titles on the Columbia wheel 
will disappear, replaced by 'The 
StroHing Players." "The Bon Ton 
Girls," "Sporting Widows" and 
"Flashlights of 1921," the other Ja- 
cobs & Jermon shows, retain the 
a&me titles. Irons & Clamage w41l 
operate shows replacing "The Big 
Wonder Show" and "Girls from 
Happyland," two former Hurtlg ft 
Seamon shows. "Town ScandQils,** 
Irons & damage's last season show 
retains the same title. ' 

The show replacing "Big Wonder 
Show" will be called "Garden of 
FfoUcs," and that replacing Happy* 
land" will be titled "Hello Every- 
body." "The Bostonlans," carrying 
that title for yedts, will be re- 
named "Frank Finney Revue.* 
Last year's "Million Dollar Do^ 
(Jacobs & Jermon) will be replaced 
by "Sugar Plums," operated by lian 
Dody. 

The four Hurtlg & Senmon shows 
this year will be titled "Greenwich 
Village Revue" (replacing Ed Lee 
Wrothe title last year), "Odds and 
Ends" (replacing old "Bowery. 
Burle-squers," oldest title on Co- 
lumbia wheel), "Tick Tack Toe^* 
(replacing "Social Maids") and 
"Big Wonder Show" (replacing 
"Girls of U. S. A."). 

"Harvest Time" will replace "Hip 
Hip Hooray." It will be produced 
by Jean Bedlni this yexur. "Peek« 
aboo" and "Twiiikle Toes," also 
produced by Bedlni, will retain the 
same titles. 

"Bits of Broadway" will replace 
"Hits and Bits." "Jingle Jlnglfl* 
will remain the same. 

"Cui^'lle Up" will be next season's 
title for "Powder Puff Revue." 
"Step Lively Girls," same title as 
last year. 

Harry Hastings' Show becomes 
Harry Ha.stings' "Knlck Knacks" 
next season. Dave Marions Show, 
same title. "Snappy Snaps," op- 
erated Jpintly by Marlon and Cam- 
bell & Drew, becomes "World of 
Frolic." Mollle WlUlam.s' Show, 
same title. Sam Howes J>how will 
be Sam How's "Jollities of 1921." 

Barney Gerard's two shows. "Pol- 
lies of Day" and "Girls do Looks," 
Jack Singer Show and Lew Kelly 
Show. "London Belles." same title. 
Abe Reynolds' Ilevuc and 'Maids 
of America" will retain same title 
as laat year. Tfiree of James E. 
Cooi)cr s four show.s will be retltled 
as follows; "Uest Show in Town" 
will l>e "Hig Jamboree," "Itoseland 
Girls" will be "Kuep Smiling,* 
"Victory Belles' will be "llella 
1>22." "Folly Town" retained. 



HABllIAGES 

William Harrison, professional 

manager of the Marry Von T!!zcr 

Music Co., and Frank ie Wilson 

(vaudeville), last week In Pennsyl- 

. vanla. 

Mack Goldman to Vera Turoff. 
non-professional, June 18, at 
Greenwich. Conn. Mr. Goldman Is 
a songwriter conne<ted with Fred 
FLshcr, Inc., as man\R»^r of the band 
and orchestra dcpirtmrnt. The 
couple are "at home" at 613 West 
End avenue. 

Mrs. Florence Scus.*?! I to Fred M. 
Barne.s. June IB, In Chieavro. Mrs. 
Scu.s.vel Is the widow of^i' nry Sens- 
sel, former treasurer of the Illinoi.*-" 
Chicago. 

Ht'.len Mellette (Mellett<\ Sisters) 
now at the Apollo theatre/ with the 
"Passing Show of lOlil," 1^ Chleago, 
Monda^ to Lew Pollack. 



YIDDISH VAUDEVILLE 

The Second Avenue theatre, Yl(>- 
disti Miock hou.se. i» pluyinR a se;iso)i 
of Yiddi.sh vatubviHe for the sum- 
mer. 

A picture showing Eugene "\'. 
Debs' existence in the Atlanta pen- 
Ittnllary is also l»< iivc: three-sheeted 
li the neiplilH)rhood as an expo.sl- 
fion of the life of "labor' , ehampioii 
ruirl friend." 



W. A V. CIRCUIT DABK 

With^the closing of the houses at 
arrlii^ui^ and Easton, Pa., to- 
orrow night (Saturday), the en- 
ilmir * Vincent Circuit will 
be 4Ark for the f>rst time in many 



Meyers Park Tries a Change 
Canton, O , June 29^ 
After lour imsuerr^.sful weeks f>f 
Shea & McCuUum (Clcvel.ancD 
vaudeville, the Meyers Uike Park 
theatre switched this week to Keith 
vaudeville. booked through the 
Keith Chicago ofllce. 

The Lake Park theatre Is now 
one of the few in the Middle West 
offering vaudeville. 



The pinner by the Friar* to John 
J. Oleason has been poslnpolMd to 
Julj IT 



ILL AND INJURED 

Harry Stone, hit by an automobile 
while crossing 45th street and 9th 
avenue June 8, has been confined to 
his home since the accident, having 
sustained serious inJurle.^. 

Beatrice Curtis, daughter of Jack 
Curtis and Anna Chandler, and 
vaudeville partner of Harry Foi, 
was operated on at the Tonsil Hos- 
pital for a throat aliment; expected 
on her feet again within a week. 

Julian Kltlnge, appendicitis, ia 
Los Angeles. 

Rollo, of the roller .skadnK trIO 
of Bobbins. Rollo and Kobblns, 
which opened at Electric Park. 
Kansii.s City, last week. I.s out of 
the act and ir.i.y; be. una»'i'> to work 
for S(»rffc time. *The afternoon be- 
fore the opening he received » 
slipht Injury while In the swimming 
pool at the park, and at the opcn- 
inf,' performance he pptaimd a ten- 
don in his knee, puttinp him out ot 
busiiK 8s. The act confinunl as • 
double and both the H' t ^i- ' doing 
singles. 

Joe Galletfi, broflu r of Charlie 
Callctfi. was attack<«l at ii.- lu-me in 
<.'hica»ro hv one ot their l;i :;-'»• monkS 
Inst w. (kand had to be :i;-ied to 
the hospltHl. where K was J* ued for 
a tini» that be niiKht lose I >.- ^^ 
It wa.s found later, ho\vi\'i-. thftj 
the injuries were not so seii u.« ana 
It is expected he will be out ir> aboui 
two week.s, fully recovertd. 

Lafayette Colored Stock Closes 
The I^fayette Colored I'l^'^V*^ 
headed by Andrew Bishop and CleO 
Desmond, closed Sunday nlR^t ^^J^"*. 
Dunbar. Philadelphia. G.i.^ Mc- 
iBntee, who has been dlr» i iS »• 
ppmpany, resigned June 1* 



Friday. July 1. 1921 



EDITORIALS 



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VOL. LXIII. 



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No. 6 



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. B«n and Louis Co^n owners of 
the Colonial, Detroit. (Loew) 
arrived in town this week having 
motored from their home city in 
one of the classie.^ custom built 
Cadillacs seen in a long while. It 
la their intention to remain in New 
York about two weeks. 



'• Willism Brocket, assistant to Al 
Bernstein at the Boulevard and 
formerly manager of Loew's I'p- 
town, Toronto, left thl^ week to 
take over the management of 
Loew's, Ottowa. Jack Elms who 
has been managing the Ottawa 
house in turn has been moved to 
Montreal to temporarily manage 
the Loew houde in the latter city 
'due to the absence of Benny Mills 
•%ho has left on his vacation. 
Brooker in all probability will re- 
turn to New York when Elms is 
'switched back to his original hoii.so. 



' The Marcus Shew open.i Aug. 9 
'^\ at Fort Wayne, Ind., featuring 
Stanley and Birnes. the House of 
^'l>avid 3and and Charles Abbott. 



Johnny Simon of Chicago (Simon 
Agency) is in New York f t r liia 
annual summer visit. 



Jos Whits will stage the annual 
minstrel show for the Pat( hoguc. 
L. I. Elks July 13. 



The Qlobs, Philadelphia, reduced 

its vaudeville bills from ten to 

sight acts this week, which policy 

* will be continued for the summer, 

btthe house reverting to its former 



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f policy in the fall. 



The opening of the Rialto. Racine. 
Wis., has been postponed from Aug. 
If to Oct. 3. 



Tom Carmody, general booking 
manager of the Western Vaudeville 
Managers' Association, arrived in 
Kew York Monday to attend the 
Carpentler-Dempsey bout. Joseph 
Erber, owner of Erber'a. East St. 
Louis, is another flght visitor. 



The swimming pool in the Madi- 
son Square Garden is said to be 
doing from 12.600 to $5,000 daily. 
It's not drawing any class attend- 
ance, but the promoters, Johr. Ring- 
ling and Tex Rickard, are indif- 
ferent to that while the ^rross holds 
up. The opening night inc.dent of 
a young boy drowning in the tank 
may have held back some business. 
The boy's body was foun^. the next 
day, after bis clothes had I jen dis- 
covered in a locker. The tank's 
greatest depth is 16 feet for the 
high diving. 



A Wilmsr A Vincent house to 
•ost $600,000 will be erected on West 
Stats street, near the State House, 
Trenton, N. J. Ground was broken 
•arly last week, it being the inten- 
tion of the builders to have the 
house ready for next season. The 
structure will be four stories high 
with a seating capacity of 2.650. 
Stores and oflScea will be included in 
the building. 

The policy of the house will be 
pictures and pop vaudeville. 



H. A. Carter's recently completed 
Hastings theatre, Hastings. N. Y., 
win install vaudeville Saturdays, 
commencing this Week. 



Geo. Sackstt of Winnepeg and 
lAwrence Lehman of Kansas City 
•rs In New York this week. 



George A. Flordia will again be 
ahead of "Shavings" next season. 
Harry DeMuth will be back with 
the show. 



Augusta Grace (Oussie) Burman 
Is now in the office of the Bohemians 
*s private secretary to Al. Jone, 
Maurice Oreen and Arthur Pearson. 
Oussie claims that Gussie is not 
dignifled enough for a private secre- 
tary, hence tl^e Augusta Grace. 



The Saturday night vaudeville 
■hows conducted by Jean Bedini ar 
the Auditorium. Freeport. L. I., 
have been discontinued. The house 
has been taken over by the Picker 
•tock. playing there Hve nights s 
week, the house being taken over 
•n Monday for boxing shows. 



CARNIVALS AND SEWER GAS 



Whsn Varisly publlshsd mm adltoiial. sntltle^ **!%• B&wm wi the 
Show Business." referring to outdoor camlrals It was cognisant of 
the scandaloua conditions festering about that discrsdMad sksMois in 
the closet of the industry. But It never dreamt how widespread the 
popular indignation against carnivals had become until the sewers began 
backing up and unloading the stories of tbs crlms^ flMh and shao&s of 
these roving outfits. 



It is simost incredible a nation can be so outspokenly unanimous on 
one issue and have it remain alive. To be sure, two-thirda of the items 
received have to do with closings of these marauding caravmns. denial 
of entrance at city and State border, legislative and municipal actions 
against them, and the like. But that they survive at all Is hard to un- 
derstand, when, out of perhaps 1,000 towns* more than 900 publicly de- 
clare them a menace, a thing unclean and corrupting, a system lawlsas 
and criminal. 



SPORTS 



Variety dislikes sewers as much as anyone doea Sewers perform csr- 
tain unsavory functions, and everyone knows they sxlst, but few ears to 
discuss them soc'ally. However, when the sewers ars not properly rsc- 
ulated. they send forth malodorous vapors which cannot well be Ignorsd, 
no matter how delicate one's inclinations may be. Variety claiass no 
delicacy at any time, but it claims a sense of smell, at least, at all times. 
For years it .sniffed the carnival scents without an outcry, but at last 
felt it incumbent to protest against the poison gas from ths sewer of 
show bus:ne:-s. which was threatening to asphyxiate all theatricals In 
the sm^aller centres and to dis:redit all theatricals everywhere. 



In Variety's vvaste-ba&ket repose a bushel or more of clippings, Isttsrs 
and telegrams from correspondents, from editors, from public officials 
and even from carnival attaches, so much that it would be Impossible to 
publish 10 per cent, ot it. And this has resulted from the publication 
of one editorial, without one request to any one person anywhere to 
contribute an expose or any material criticizing carnivals. 



This proves what a live topic it was, and what a crying need there 
seemed for Home one to take the lead, unpleasant as the subject may 
be. in protesting against the foul and nauseous gases. Variety la not 
campaigning against carnivals. It will cease to publish carnival news 
as soon as such runs out. But as long as its malls and wires ^re flooded 
with actual. otHclal tidings of a national rebellion against one -type of 
amusements, it cannot, within its duty or even within Its discrimination 
on matters of ethiiai taate. ignore and suppress what it knows and what 
is being brought to its knowledge more notoriously and forcibly every 
day. 



FEDERAL LAV/ FOR THEATRE 



Continued from Page 1 

behind the fresh drive designed to 
bring about a modiflcation of what 
even laymen in other pursuits have 
grown to term at present a mad- 
house business. 

The legislation to be asked is ex- 
pected to result in new scales of 
compensation for all organized 
bodies drawing income for service 
in the presentation of stage enter- 
tainment, musicians, stagehands, 
transfer men, railroads and the- 
atrical executives. 

The petition outlining the abuses 
now weighing down showdom is a 
copious file of several hundred 
pages containing itemized In- 
stances of work and pay demands 
that non-theatrical business men 
who have reviewed jt declare to be 
nothing less than a record of legal- 
ized outlawry that any body of 
legislators who study it will be 
bound to correct. 

The measure to be submitted 
among other things recounts the 
vast utility of the theatre as a pub- 
lic commodity, emphasizing its edu- 
cational as well as its diverting 
values. This feature of the applica- 
tion for relief reviews the history 
of the theatre from time imme- 
morial with the Judgments of Judi- 
ciaries of all time as to the thea- 
tre's value to the educational, moral 
and spiritual growth of peoples, an- 
terior and after the crest reached 
by the ancient Greeks. 

Coming down through the ages, 
the survey pictures conditions In 
the playhouses of all countries as 
they exist today, with America 
shown as the most productivs In 
its creation of playhouse material 
for this period of the present cen- 
tury, but so bound by unionized 
conditions, tlein«: ths hands of 
authors, producers and patrons, 
that the death of the country's In- 
spiration is forecast. 

This phase of the appeal for a 
change of conditions recounts the 
past decades of the native producer 
in cities and on tour, with the 
greater part of the country's pres- 
ent 100,000,000 people shut off from 
the best thought of the theatre by 
the high-handed tactics of the labor 
unioning of all branches of effort 
in the playhou.<^e. 

Letters are included in the peti- 
tion from the governors of 22 states, 
supporting the cry of their citi- 
zenry for a broader fleld of prea- 
entatlon, and deploring the cut-off 
dilemma in which they have of re- 
cent years found themselves be- 
cause traveling companies no longer 
vi.sit Ihoir cities or towns. 

The propo.scHl Theatrical Com- 
mis.Mlon will be a.sked to regulate 
all branrhe.s of the business that 
are shown to be pruhibltive in de- 
mands of hours, rates, or obliga- 
tory employes. The purpose of thp 
bill In simple is to strip ihe theatri- 
cal business of its overcharges. It.^ 
parasites and parasitic injustices. 

Thirty pages of the records of- 
fered in support of the plea for re- 



formation have to do with instances 
of musical union demands that In 
the bill of particulars are termed 

brigafidage. 

Twenty -five pages have to do with 
citations of what are characterized 
as the hold-up attitude of unionized 
stagehands, with names, dates, 
charges. 

Ten pages line-up transfer abuses, 
with lists of alleged cruelties In the 
conduct of their business In going 
so far in some Instances as to hold 
up scenery and bacgs^s until what 
the managers claim wsrs exorbit- 
ant charges were agreed to. 

The Actors' Equity situation is 
covered, with Its ultlmats aim for a 
closed shop, against all precedent in 
a fleld considered art The George 
M. Cohan renunciation of the stags 
until things right themselves Is also 
cited with a list bf the Cohan griev- 
ances against the Equity and the 
different departments of ths the- 
atre in the development and organ- 
ization of which hs was himself a 
factor, but which In ths sad ssrvsd 
only to add to his embarrassmsnts. 

The salary figures of all ths de- 
partments Included In ths rsllsf ps- 
tltion are given for tho past If 
years, leading up to thsir present 
impossible ratios. 

It Is shown iM tho msssurs that 
even the newspapsr adTsrtistac of 
theatrical attractiooa In aU dtlso Is 
about 7S per cent hiffbsr thaa that 
of any other local taitsrsots advsr- 
tislng with newspapsr*. inelndlng 
moving pictures.' 

The bills for this advsrtlslnc as 
weU as ths bills for stacs hands, 
musical employes, traasfsr 
panles and othsr sssonlsts 
tlves are also appended. 

Cities arraigned hi tho 
per theatrical charges ladvds eon- 
splcuously Pittsburgh, Chisago, Nsw 
York, Boston, 8L Loui^ Ssa Fran- 
cisco, Baltimors, Wsshlngtoa, D. C, 
and New Orleana. 

Old blllfl dug up as sohlhlts 
against the pressnt eharsss for 
newspaper advertising show ths 
cities named costing Tisltiag attrae- 
tlons now double that aasssssd for 
thQ same serrlcs In ths past. 

The recent ^*<*te{oB of ths Pro- 
ducing managers to slgs ss oon- 
tracte with road thsatrss that did 
not provide for all nnnnsssrjr stage 
hands is another Illumination of the 
stage hand situation, with ths sum- 
mary l" abuses hidudlng ths oft- 
experienced ons of rood housss 
making traveling productions pay 
for all stage hands ovsr floor or sIjl 

What the bill terms musical ualon 
evils recount among othsr dstaUs 
the union's protection of Its msa- 
bers in any disagreement with ths 
men wht provide the pajroUs. 0ah- 
Htitutes sent at wUl of aaj msb- 
l>cr at five minutes' notlos, svhsti- 
tutes with ns knowlsdg* sf ths 
score, and. necessarily with as rs- 
hear.sals. and, also necessarily prov- 
ing at best dummy players who 
draw salary msrsly for filling the 
space of the chair thsy occupy in 



The N. V. A- Baseball Club con- 
tinues to book strong opposition, 
being -engaged to cross l)atH with 
the Nebraskan Indians tomorrow 
(July 2) at Uyckm.'in Oval, fool of 
Dyckman street subway station. 
The Indians are an all-al>origino ag- 
gregation that have compiled an 
enviable record in tho west, ami will 
start their eastern •]« usion against 
ths actors. Barl Mss^o Wing, the 
17-year old pitching phonom, will 
twirl for the redskins, while Cap- 
tain Ernie Stanton may start Hob 
Grody for the thesplans. 

Sunday (July 3) the N. V. A.'s 
will Jump to Schenectady, N. Y.. and 
play against the strong Knights 
of Columbus nine of that city. 
Other Important games are holuK 
booked by Stanton, while the team 
is being strengthened continually 
and is believed to be strong enough 
now to battle any of the semi-pros. 



box. but from what I hsTS heard, 
even if he is a good serond rater, 
he should bi>at Carprntier." 

Reminded that Stanley Ketchel, a 
boxer seviTJil poundd llghtor tlinn 
Carpentier had dropped Johnson 
for a long count, and that Carpen- 
tier stayed many rounds with Joe 
Jeannette, Johnson replied, "Uut 
there is no comparison between 
Carpentier and Ketchel — Ketchel 
was a flghter and the Jeannette- 
CHrpontler bout was one of the very 
few in which a heavyweight ever 
had to make weight, and because of 
that, Jeannette was seriously 
weakened." 



Unless he is pardoned before July 
7. when his sentence expires. Jack 
Johnson, former heavyweight cham- 
pion, who is serving a year's time 
on a white slave conviction, will 
make his final athletic aprearunce 
in the Federal penitentiary at Leav- 
enworth. Kans., the Fourth, when 
he will appear in several contests, 
one of which ^iU be a test of 
strength, when he will try to hold 
two horses pulling in opposite di- 
rections. Johnson is counting the 
days until his release and has or- 
dered a number of suits of clothes 
from Kansas City tailors. The big 
fello\' has kept in good condition 
and £ays he is in flne shape. He 
now weighs 280 pounds. Upon his 
release he will box scve.^. bouts in 
Kansas, the first being sK ed for 
Leavenworth the night of his re- 
lease, with Jack Grover, of ;hlca,-j. 
Should he be released any earlier 
the engagements will be mov<'d up 
correspond. Later he will go to 
Chicago to look after some busi- 
ness interests, included in which 
will be the forming of a company 
to Lake over a thousand acres of 
land in Indiana, on which it is 
thought there is oil. 

August 20 Johnson will meet 
Harry Wills, negro heavyweight 
champion, in New York. Johnson 
has been guaranteed $30,000 with an 
option of S5 per cent, of the gross. 
Since his stay in Leavenworth he 
hav secured patents on an anti- 
thief appliance for automobiles, and 
a monkey wrench. He thinks that 
Carpentier has but little chance to 
carry the chami)ion.vhlp hack to 
France. In an interview he said 
"Carpentier Is just an onliriary 
fighter and Is not cap.ible of .swai)- 
plng punches with Demijscy. I 
have seen him box and have workt'i 
many times with him in Fianre 
and while they wore only workouts. 
I am sure I gauged his ability. Ili.s 
speed is good but nothing extraor- 
dinary, and his right is not tho 
best. I have never sren r)empsr.y 



A comedy baseball team under 
the moniker of the Keystone B. B. 
Club, con.sisting of members of ths 
newly formed Artists' Representa- 
tives' Association of Loew agents, 
will compete against the regular 
team of the organization at the out- 
ing to be held July 22. The comlc^ 
line up will include Arthur }Ior- 
witz. n.s.; Jack Potsdam, 8rd: Max 
Obendorfer. r.f.; Lee Kraus, c; 
Harry Pincus, c.f.; Joe MIcheals, 
2nd; Abe Thalheimer. Ist; Jack 
Mandel. l.f.; Irivlng Yates, p.. with 
Dave Rose. Charlie Fitspatrlck 
and Irving Tishman, substltutea 



The New York roof will give a 
reproduction of ths Dempsey-Car- 
pentier fight tomorrow (Saturday) 
and has been announcing a sals of 
seats at one dollar. Wednesday 
the sign was changed to read "Ad« 
mission 60 cents." 



A bombshell was dropped in Troy 
sporting circles last week when 
Sheriff John Selley, Jr.. arrested 
William H. Maloney, proprietor of 
the General News Bureau. Inc., on a 
charge of furnishing gambling la- 
fbrmation. A warrant Issued thrss 
weeks ago for Maloney's arrest and 
subsequently stolen from ths 
sheriff's safe led to ths raid. ▲ 
majority of ths poolrooms and 
gambling Joints In the Capitol dis- 
trict depend upon the bureau for 
their racing "dope." They wore gst« 
ting Information on the second raos 
at the Aqueduct when ths eirpvit 
was suddenly cut off. For a ttans 
the hookmaksra giopsd around hi 
the darkness, being torcsd to taks 
post odds bets. They covered th4 
selves, however, by refusing to fu 
cept wagers of any size a sspdad 
after the scheduled posl tims for a 
race. J^efore the last race .com- 
munication with New York was 
rNtalili.shod. Charges of mismanage- 
ment at the Troy Jail were brought 
again.st SherifT Selley a month ago, 
and he is now, threatened with ro- 
moval by (iuvci iior Miller. It Is 
claimod that the charges are the ro- 
sult of a bit tor feud between two 
gambling factions in the Collar City. 
.Selley is said to have supported a 
man who had a break with Maloney 
and w:i» rofnsod "srTvlre." 



the pit, are touched on in the meas- 
ure.' Among other musical union 
abuses submitted for correction by 
the members are the one week's no- 
tice before dismissal of any extra 
men; the four weeks' notice to road 
msn; the $70 per week salary to 
road men; the practice of orrhestra 
leaders letting their men lag so that 
rehoaraals that must be paid for are 
necessary to spirited musical pro- 
duction performances; also the poor 
music furnished by the average mu- 
sical union orchestra because be- 
sides taking pay for a theatrical 
production its players will at the 
sams time draw salaries from res- 
taurants, played Just before the 
show, and immediately after, mak- 
ing It necessary for managers oft«n 
to hire almost twice as many musi- 
cians as really are neroHsary in 
order that something like the .srorc 
may issue from the Inntrumrnts 
The musicians are handNd without 
gloves In the citations, the common 
practice of orchoMtra.H falling down 
in concordance being also stated, 
with the nuinager forced to pay for 
the rehearsals that will jack the de- 
linquent players back to the pitch 
required fr)r the renJitlor. ot scores. 
The forcing by musical unions of 
Incompetent members of their 
leagues upon managen is also in- 
dicated, the situation txlng empha- 
sised by cases of men sent to play 
who could not play the instrument.s, 
yet who drew salaries for panto- 
miming action. 

The first step to be asked in 
changed conditions from railroads 
Is the abolition of the 8 per cent, 
war tax. Concessions in block fares 
because of the art char.a^ter of the 
theatre as a rule, are to be alsr) re 
quested 

The transfer com par les' forrmr 
charges In ew York ar« shown )•/ 



vouchers against current bills of 
|20'and $26 per load for a one-way 
•haul. Road transfer charges that 
used to be $6 and as low as $4 per 
load round trip are now shown ts 
be $10 and $15, thess rates not a|H 
plying to big cities where ths 
charges approximate the New York 
scalOu I 

The musicians are pounded In an- 
other paragraph of citations whers 
their rules make it obligatory that 
traveling managers pay for rehear- 
sals of the musicians they carry oa 
the road where the house out-of- 
town musicians must be rehAarasd. 

The stage hands get many lacings 
In the arraignment of abusea sub- 
mitted for correction. Expert Judg- 
ment is included that from SI to tS 
per cent more ntnge hands are In- 
flif!te(1 nil any production than ars 
actually nece.<isary for the shifting 
of the scenery or uther moving 
on the stage. Receipted hlUs 
offered showing that one stags hand 
in New York last year in ons week 
drew $160 for a single week's worl^. 
the high charge mads posslbls hy 
charges for rehearsals, extra time 
and unusual servlos. The blM says 
that four stage hands can easily ds 
the work of any average six that the 
union wishes on producers. 

Chicago's top notch union charges 
of all sorts are cudgeled and givca 
as a reason why Chicago is this 
summer fairly barren of theatrical 
shows when ouipared with oth^r 
seasons. 

The .st;ige hands' charge.^ r.»r full, 
h »lf and over time service roally I -i- 
longing to ther Jobs. .Morvlces l:ki 
moviru: a piano or a ti;ink, »ml the 
imperative rule ihat n ne btit cr^- 
(leritialfd .^tage Jand^ n.i> do ^mcS 
.service. .'»ro al.so ppr^ci'^rti !n ll.^rs 
tli'it gi\»' n ir;.' ., l.iri'! nf ■ i • . . o and 
ell It ).;•■ • \\<'i .Tor 



10 



LEGITIMATE 



Friday, July 1, 1921 



P. Fi A. MANAGERS 
MEETING WEEKLY 



talir'Abbut Handling " Sfibws 

on the Road — Stage 

Hands, Too 



The Produclnff Manaerer^ Abbo- 
ciation in its weekly meetings is 
going fully into the matter of being 
wholly prepared to handle produc- 
tions on tour in the most economic 
mAnncr. Principally aimed for at 
ihla time is to establish the mini- 
mum number of ntage hands to be 
supplied by the houses played. It 
18 proposed that sharing contracts 
win fully set forth the crew to be 
supplied and in cases of extra help 
th« number of men to be shared In. 
The arbitrary fixing of the stage 
hands provided on the part of the- 
atre managements has brought 
about one of the main dlfllcultles 
on the road, added coats In that de- 
partment having gone far beyond 
the producers* expectations. 

As a first step a vote of the en- 
tire P. M. A. Is now being polled 
by means of the letter system. The 
vote Is being done by mall because 
of the number of members who are 
absent from the city and those not 
attending recent meetings; also be- 
cause a full vote will l)e thereby 
recorded. 

The motion voted for Is more se- 
vere than the association plans ap- 
peared to be. Each member is to 
vote yes or no — that no attraction 
controlled by any member of the 
P. M. A. will play a theatre unless 
the "necessary number of stage 
hands and extra help will be sup- 
plied.- 

The niovem<;nt is aimed against 
the practice ou: of town of house 
manag^ers fixing the amount of men 
back stai^ to such a degree that 
the attraction is made to feel the 
stage Item a heavy expense. Not 
only does It apply to the small 
stand managers, but the important 
houses as well. 

P. M. A. members say that the 
plan is > ' provide ample means for 
the producing managers to arrange 
for the L mount of help needed back 
stage t>efore the show starts on tour. 
It. too, will compel producers and 
their staffs to fully prepare produc- 
tions for the conditions to be met on 
the road. If it will be necessary to 
eliminate a platform or other pro- 
duction device in order to meet the 
conditions on the road, such details 
will be taken care of before the show 
(Continued on page 11) 



SUMMER SEASON NEARING COLLAPSE 
WITH RECORD HEAT WAVE BLAMED 



Broadway Musical Attractioiu Dumped Into Cut Rates — Six Attraclioiis 
Stopping, with Only 18 Remaining — List May Drop to a Dozen — Hotels 
Half Filled— Little Expected from Fight Crowds 



Broadway's summer season is on 
the verge of collapse. At least six 
attractions will stop Saturday 
pulling down the list to 18 offerings. 
Indications this week are that the 
number of houses with legitimate 
attractions will drop to a dozen be- 
fore the month is out and mention 
of '*pre-war summer conditions" is 
current along the big street. 

Unprecedented heat and sultri- 
ness In June is blamed for the 
crashing down of business in the 
box offices last week. Strong-run 
dramatic attractions that have been 
pulling down from $9,000 .j $10,000. 
dived down to $7,000 and under, 
while the weaker non-musical 
shows skidded to virtually nothing. 

Musical attractions, too, felt the 
dragging weight of the continued 
heat wave, that momentarily broke 
Tuesday afternoon following a ter- 
rific storm, then continued on 
Wednesday. The brief respite 
Tuesday night found better busi- 
ness} in the theatres, but with high 
temperatures continuing, little en- 
couragement la felt. 

The new "Follies" at the Globe 
opened Tuesday. Wednesday night 
a batch of brokers' tickets was of- 
fered in cut rates and for several 
nights afterwards. This was in the 
way of a 'dump ' m the agencies 
who failed to get rid of buy-outs, 
only 10 per cent, return being al- 
lowed. Tickets for the "Follies" 
have been dumped into cut rates in 
other seasons, but never in the first 
week. It was the first time re- 
membered that terrific heat was 
auflfcred during the opening. But it 
was the first time the "Follies" bad 
a $5 top and th-^ first time the lead- 
ing revue has been offered ' - New 
York at any other theatre than the 
New Amsterdam. 

At that the statements showed 

..the Ziegfeld attraction to have got- 
ten capacity, with the gross at 
$31,600. Counting the $10 opening 
night as making up for the Monday 



lost the Olobo'a capacity at th« scale 
was secured, !«•• tho liberal num- 
ber of priHMi tickeia oot for the pre- 
miere. The "FoUlea'* went Into the 
lead; "Sally," at th« New Antster- 
dam. getting |a9,M0, tha ioaa there 
belnr reflected In the back rows of 
the top priced balcony seats. 

Other sigBH of the bad going oc- 
curred this week when "The Last 
Walts'* set a precedent by esUblish- 
ing a six performance week at the 
Century, matinees bebiflr eliminated 
for July and August. 'The Whirl 
of Broadway,** the new Winter 
Garden show, flopped into cut rates 
in this, its third week, with the 
airenciea dumping for that attrac- 
tion in addition. The Garden 
show's gross last week was less 
than "The Last Walts," which suc- 
ceeded in.beatinff ont $17,000. 

The check vp at the big hotels 
Monday night showed fewer guests 
than ever before. One 3,000 -room 
hostelry had 1,000 empty rooms. 
Another has 600 unoccupied. "Snap- 
shots," at the Selwyn, flopped per- 
haps more In proportion than the 
other new revues, with the takings 
down to under 110.000. 

Some houses figured on business 
picking up this wc.k becaus3 of 

TREASURERS' OUTING 

Guests tf Joe Leblang Have Fine 
Holiday 



DOUBLE CREW FORCED BY LABOR 
BECAUSE 'FERGUSON' HAD TOUR 



Tongle Between Repertory Company at Belmont 
and Local Stage Hands' Organization — Appeal to 
Convention — Allege Discrimination — Only 1 Set. 



•'John Ftrgunon" will close a two road two yours ago, it is now owned 



weekH' date at the Belmont, Satur- 
day. Coupled with the withdrawal 
is a most unsalls<factory tangle be- 
tween the new Reperlo -y theatre 
organization — an all-Equity cast 
and the llrst of co-operative com- 
pany to be framed since the Actors' 
Kquity Association took the position 
of cncouraginB invasion of the 
managerial Jlcld— and tht stage 
hands. The .show was compelled to 
irisiall a road crew in acUltion to 
the P.elm«.nt staff, .i deI»Kalo from 
!'he /w« ai >i.^^■i. liai.d;/ uruoii s*,in<l- 
ing upon thf coiiteiilioti that th<' 
piece ha^l l)i<-n on tour nrul thai ae- 
rordiiiK lo thi* ruli s ;l (hml-l • (Mew 
niUKt b< it«^' (1. 

The S-'t. .loiiii K.Alt.. ]•].. )ia.s but 
one set. The nM"'r e.tu.-e<l mueli 
disHatihfuction an.ntist th<' ru'ii>-. hy 
mombers of tlie f..iii[>:uiy aiul lh< y 
asked the A. K. A. for aid. At tin!; 
on the advice of the union delcKatf. 
the- Iviuity, the ■:ur«{>any. Mi*' fli. - 
atie nian.'ipTi. iiient on»l liio loral 
union tOc>l: th«i eiise to the oIIk i;i;s 
of the I A. 'I'. S. 10.. ca( h sciuUhk 
teleg^a.ii to th<- A. 1"'. Ij. at conven- 
tion when the 1. A. nUii iuls were at- 
tending as delvKateu. Rer)liea re- 
ceived were praetieally tho ►ame. 
the parent orKanl/.aticjri sturullnj; 
behind the local union's contention 
and verifying th<' r.oul.h- erew order. 

The Kcptitory theatre people of- 
fered a logical argument aKain.st tho 
road crew order. They argued with 
the union dele^-ite that, although 
"John FcrBuson" had been on the 



and playe<l in by entirely different 
individuals than when it was orig- 
inally presented by tho Theatre 
Guild. Thoy also pointed o^t that 
the play was put ua laat month by 
the Guild at the Garrick and the 
union d.d not order a road crew fur 
that two weeks' date. The dele- 
gate replied that the Tiieatrc Guild 
wa.s looked on as a tttock organi- 
zation, but the Repertory theatre 
was not so classed aa yet. The 
stage hands' representative also 
stated that it did appear unjust for 
a road crew to be called in addition 
to tne IJelmont erew, but thirc w\.. 
no way getting .nd tho rules. 

I^H.st S.'it.irday Tiot only was the 

Ht.igt* hands bill |18 larger than 

usual, l)«'«,-:iUHe of the road crew be- 

Inp ealhd in, but a charge of $30 

w.'iH added. The house carpenter 

recently employed by the hoi.se .«»ald 

that the item was tho wage of a 

man to rai.se the curtain. The 

Kopcrtory inanagrtTU'rit refused to 

piy th<> Item an<l lhr<;it(iird io rail 

«»n S.iiiiiday ni;Tht'.s p:rt'<''n!;»r''«'. 

The <arp« nter when aak» d wliy i 

'Urlain iruin Ij.-.id been Hd<l« (I. Hal<l 

that while tho rules did not fftl'id 

hi.s oi)Ciating Ihe eurlaln, he v,:\- 

not romj)» 11«'<1 to do so. The at- 

ti'uilon ill rejecting the item d« - 

rnafidi'd the euitaln he operated by 

one of the ri-«'w and early tels week 

it wa.M not d«( id< d who would pay 

the liist week's curtain man wage. 

The fJolmont will go dark until 
late in July when "The Jky I-Ark" 
In due to onAD 



The "Hellralseme." who are 
Broadway theatre treasurers, and 
who get together every June for 
an outing, held their annual affair 
last Sunday, and with Matty Zim- 
merman the "daddy." representing 
Joe Leblang the host, the ticket 
men declared It the "best ever." 
The fresh air gathering located at 
Green Gables, a corking spot on the 
Shrewsbury. The "mob" bussed it 
to the ferry and tteamcd down on 
the Jersey CentraL 

Races and contests for which the 
boys strived for well worth 
prizes furnished a "million laughs." 
These events were really a bur- 
lesque on the "two for one'* ticket 
scheme. Every contest was de- 
clared a foul and had to be run 
over again. That gave the spec- 
tators two laughs for each event. 
Charlie Harris, of the Longacre. 
copped the shoe race, taking down 
an expensive cigarette case. The 
potato race was won by "Blutch" 
of the Liberty, he getting a nifty 
traveling clock. Ernie McCauley 
won the married man's race and an 
ebony traveling set. The relay race 
was an easy win for a quartet from 
the Leblang agency, the team con- 
sisting ef Sobel, Jellis. O'Day and 
Levinson, each getting a vest- 
pocket gold Gillette shaving set. 

A half mile run was changed to 
a walking contest of same dis- 
tance, there being good and sulfl- 
clent reason for switching it to a 
walking affair. Dude. Harris, of the 
Fulton, managed to stick it out to 
the tape. A long-winded talking 
contest was held Indoors. It re- 
sulted In a tie between Leon 
Spaehner, of the Vanderbllt. and 
Bob Stevenson, of the Morosco. 
each gabbing one hour and 30 
minutes. Forty rickies was the 
prize; all consumed. 

The big noise was the base ball 
»^'ime. Th'»t. too. was a tie, the 
score being 7 to 7 and the gam«i 
called in the eleventh inning be- 
cause of darkness. Tho oatterieM 
for the treasure rs were Martin, of 
the I-.iberty, pitcher, and Frayer. of 
the New Amsterdam, catcher. Tor 
the I^eblang team, Joey Keith 
heaved, ,and Willie Hinaldo was the* 
1 



the influz of flffht fans tor Satur- 
day's heavyweight championship 
match between Dempaey and Car- 
pentier in Jersey City. One attrac- 
tion, "Liliom.** at the Fulton, pushed 
up Its scale to |3 for the week. In- 
dlcatlona early this week were that 
tba flfht would cot pull a capacity 
gate. With all the out-of-town 
specials jlue In Flrlday and sched- 
uled to leave bnmedlately following 
the hlg bout, little Saturday night 
business Is expected. 

A price revision for revues came 
with the decision of White's "Scan- 
dals' to play to $3 top Instead of 
$3.60 first Intended. That attraction 
is listed for the Liberty. July 21.. 
Both the Winter Garden and Cen- 
tury are advertised as "1921 attrac- 
tions at 1914 prices," the latter 
house scale being topped at $2.50, 
except Saturday. 

This week's closing take In "The 
Broken Wing." at the 48th Street, 
and "John Ferguson" at the Bel- 
mont. That leaves 48th Street with 
seven theatres entirely dark. 
"Broken Wing" made a good sea- 
son of it, running 30 weeks and gar- 
nering a profit of $47,000. "The 
Ghost Between" stopping at the 39th 
Street, leaves Broadway, south of 
Forty-second street, entirely dark; 
the exception is the Garrick which 
is away from the street and man- 
ages to continue *'Mr. PIm Passes 
By'' through co-operativs manage- 
ment. 

"Ladies' Night" will succumb to the 
heat at the Eltlnge. This farce was 
leading In the street In point of run 
for this season's productions and 
retires after playing 47 weeka 
"Sun-Klst," the Fanchon-Marco 
revue, closes Its long season at the 
Sam H. Harris, where It moved 

(Continued on page 13) 

MEEHAN PRODUCING 



Former Stage Director for Cohan 
Going en Hit Own 



John Meehan, who was general 
stage director for George M. Cohan 
Mntil the latter decided on with- 
drawing, will enter the producing 
field on his own next season. He 
Has two plays already selected and 
Is reported supplied with generous 
backing. He will begin operatlons- 
about the first of August. 

Mr. Meehan has come forward 
rapidly within the last year. Orig- 
inally a clever stock player, he was 
called to the Cohan forces when 
the latter dissolved partnership 
with Sam H. Harris. H*^ showed 
his class as a director and player 
from the Jump. When Arnold Daly 
stepped out of "The Tavern" for a 
week, Meehan went Into the "vaga- 
bond" role, withdrawing after a few 
days, however, to stage the Chicago 
"Tavern" show. 



0^. COHAN'S FAgEWEU' 
AT HUDSON THEATRE 

Demonstration by Capacity 

Audience at Rnal Perform- | 

ance of '^he Vagabond" ' 

with the final performance last 
Saturday night of "The Tavern" at 
the Hudson. George M. Cohan, who 
was appeariiif in the role of the 
Vagabond, withdrew as an actor 
and producing manager. It was tho 
occasion of a terrific demonstration 
of appreciation. loyalty and honor 
to the most remarkable personality 
In American theatricals. Intenso 
heat failed to prevent a capacity 
house and althougb the theatre was 
supposed to have been taken over 
by tho Friars, of which organls»J 
lion Mr. Cohan Is Abbot, there wero 
many people of tho sta«e present* 
not alone stars but managers. 

The entire performance seemed 
charged with an electric current 
with the audience drinking In every 
movement and word of the Vaga* 
bond. Oftentimes during the play 
there were lines that fitted the mo<« 
ment as though by a miracle. So 
long continued was the hand^ 
clapping upon his entrance that 
Mr. Cohan was finally forced to 
signal the gathering of well-wishers 
to permit the show to proceed, s 
When in the scene with the gover- 
nor's "most charming daughter.* 
the Vagabond said. "It's great to 
have lived, for a night like this,** 
the house was sparked Into a gale 
of laughter and applause. Another 
line that hit home was his reply to 
the girl that "there never was a 
man like me." 

The audience was on its feet 
volleyini; applause at the conclu-* 
sion of the first act, insi.stAnt that 
Mr. Cohan say a few words, and 
there were cheers then as later on 
when he advanced to the curtain 
line, graciously waving all to bv 
seated. His words were almost ver« 
batim to those given to Variety 
recently in Interviews: 

"I am withdrawing with dee|^ 
regret, ladies and gentlemen. Bn€ 
I am not doing It without belnf 
forced to do so. If I could remain 
and not lose my self respect I wouM 
gladly do It and If anyone could 
show me how, I surely would bo 
glad to hear it. Some day when 
labor no longer has a strangle hold 
on tho profession I hope to return* 
I thank you." 

There was no mincing of words. 
His intent was clear and if thero 
were any present who doubted tho 
printed accounts of Mr. Cohan's 
withdrawal, the short, sincero 
speech made his position clear. 

A number of speeches had been 
proposed but when Mr. Cohan heard 
of it he requested none to be made. 
William Collier advised the board 
of governors of the Friars of Mr. 
Cohans wish and such plans were 
called off. 



CHEESE CLUB DAY 

Members Go to Long Island for Nice 
Time 



biick.stoj). 
tentloit h 



). The game drew ni eh at- 
beoause of its lady umpire, 
{ Miss Ilurnung, dini^hftr (^f tlie 
(Ireeii Gables ,)ropM"t()r. 



The Cheese Club, an organization 
of theatrical news writers for the 
daille.M, press agents and such, held 
Its second annual outing Sunday at 
Olenwood, L. 1. The affair was given 
at the inn of Joe Smallwood, for- 
merly on the Century roof. There 
w«re no casualties. 

About 20 eoiiple.s aftiMided, mem- 
bers brin^'incf aloiiK their ladies, also 
some lvid«ii<'s. 

Also the white and bla«>k "gal- 
lopers" were kept Inside the kick, 
the ladies refusing to stand for in- 
door sports In the ont-of-dnors. A 
dinner danre was held instenrl. 

Ii«'n F*. ITolzman. of the l':s riin^ 
M.iil. was in <•ha^^•' of anaiiK* - 
nu nt.-. 



Boston, June 29. 

George M. Cohan arrived hero 
Monday, followiner the closing of 
"The Tavern" In New York. Tho 
purpose of tho visit was to estab- 
lish the status of the run of tbd 
play contracts held by the cast of 
"The O'Brien Girl." A demonstm- 
tlon in honor of Mr. Cohan was 
held on the stage of the Tremont 
Monday night during the first and 
second acts, the players presenting 
him with a beautiful silver loving 
cup Inscribed "To Our Friend and 
Manager." 

The presentation speech was 
made by Andrew Tombe;^. '"he oc- 
casion was really the second fare* 
well n'ght for tho aotor-rnanager- 
author. 



ANOTHER LIEBER AUTHOR 



Allen T.'.eber, who lia^ written a 
nMrnl'-'T' «>f vaudeville i.l.ivli t 
who Is a brother of Fri/z 1 .it tier. 
Sh.i kev|i,.;irean star, has \\iitr.u .i 
t hi»'e - act farce whl«h he will pio- 
dtire on his own and whirh will he 
tried out this summer. 

The piece has a title belli ved to 
have considerable value, called "Try 
It with Jane." The plot deals with 
th# trial marriage Idea 



"Mme. Milo" Try-Out Contracts 

Tlie ronu»any rn^au'ed for ".Mme. 
11^1 Nlilo • whieh \H now in reiiear.sal 
hy the ,mHjt)ert.<. has i>eeii given 
tr.\-oiit eontia<'ts for th«; pieco in 
plaee of the r.'giilai- contracts, it 
Deing iinderstofxl by the members 
of the cast that when they ttrst 
started rehearsals with the i)lece It 
was to be sent right into Chicago 
for .1 run. Its opining has beer 
arranired for July 4 in Atlantic City. 



Gene Buck Suing Steel 
Gene r.uek has started an action 
aj.ainst .lohn t^feel in the Surroino 
Court for |4,r)00. The basis of the 
snit, according to Harry Sachs 
H<-eheiiner, Kuek's attorney, is an 
al.' ued agieemont, whi«li I'urk. 
claims with Steel, wh -rchy S?'«l 
was to T>ay him (Buck) the .<un» 
mentif)ned for Rtck h av ti^ ar- 
ranged Steel's engng'-ments with 
Zie^'f.-hls Follii^s. 



Shubcrts Accept "Charm Kiss" 
The Shubcrts have accei.t- d for 
early fall pro<luction Samu- 1 >tnP' 
man s and Lee David's op- letta, 
'The Charm Kiss." They have 
Tessa Kosia lined up for ttie i-rirna 
role. 

This is Shlpman's initial • ifeit at 
a musical show. David also for- 
merly confined his proiju-t lo pop 
song writing. 



Friday. July 1, 1921 



LCUl 1 IMA 1 1% 



n 



CENTRAL THEATRE MANAGERS 
INVm P. M. A, T JH. A. AND L M. A. 



MX SEATS LESS 
THAN FOUIES fUOR 



Object a Discussion of Propor Terms Between At- 
tractions on Tour and Local Houses — Stage 
Hands, Transfer and Hotel Charges to Be 
cussed at Convention 



Curious Inconsistency in Price 
at the Globe 



With the objective of working out 
AH equitable sharlnff contract in 
the one nlKhters. the Central The- 
atre Managers' Association has in- 
vited to its annual convention, open- 
ing today (Friday) at the Sherman 
Hotel, Chicago, representation from 
the Producing Managers' Assocla,- 
tlon, the Touring Managers' Asso- 
ciation and the Eastern Managers' 
Association. It will be the flret 
concerted effort at correcting the 
conditions that have made one night 
stands impossible for the producer 
to play such territory and is looked 
on generally as one of the sum- 
mer's most important developments. 

Modification of three specific fea- 
tures is sought in the main. Firstly, 
the matter of stage hands, which the 
smaller manager has limited, so far 
as the house participates. Secondly, 
the Increase in transfer charges, 
and. thirdly, the matter o: hotel 
accommodations. 

Hotels in the small cities have 
within the past five years taken a 
peculiar attitude toward profes- 
sionals. One night stand managers 
will be asked to co-operate in se- 
curing for tlfe actor the same cour- 
. tesies from the hotel men as ac- 
corded to the commercial traveler. 

The stage hands burden that 
brought much objection from tour- 
ing attractions. Many shows were 
forced to suspend during the seaso i 
Just closed, and theatre managers 
concede the necessity of corrective 
measures. It is assumed that pic- 
utre features have not held up as 
strongly as expected, and it is said 
the prospect of houses being dark 
through cancellation of attractions 
makes the matter of contract adr 
Justment the main feature of the 
Central Managers' convention. 

From the standpoint of the attrac- 
tion managers, the latter claim that 
the one night men have inserted 
the same provisions regarding the 
number of stage hands to be 
shared in for all classes of shows. 
That is. Just as much help is sup- 
plied the "turkey" class of attrac- 
tion as that of the best offerings 
that invade the small stands. This 
limitation on the stage crew sup- 
plied by the house Is a new charge 
over the former expense list of a 
minimum of $150 per week that 
figured for the average non -musical 
show. 

The charges for baggage hauls 
range from $10 to $25 per load, 
which is an increase of 200 per cent, 
over the rates of five years ago. 
Attraction managers fall to believe 
that wages have gone up that much 
In the transfer end of the business. 

The P. M. A., though recognizing 
the convention's purpose, is of prin- 
cipal importance to the Touring 
Managers, have appointed Abe Lievy 
a« itB official representative at the 
convention. Mr. Levy is general. 
- manager for Sam H. Harris, but 
retains membership in the P. M. A. 
He has had wide road experience 
and is considered an expert in the 
matters which will be brought up 
for consideration at the Chicago 
meetings. 

So far as is known prior to the 
convening of the small stand the- 
atre managers, vhcre Is no contest 
over the matter of sharing terms. 
That is certain as regards the P. 
M. A. And if the small stand house 
will be forced the position of taking 
a loss by the proposed contract ad- 
justments, the better class of at- 
tractions will pass up such stands, 
the managers say. 

A new hazard for attractions 
routed south for the cominp season 
(I«'velopoil in the sharliif? contracts 
rcrMMiilv rorcivod from the I^yncli 
lOiit<'rprls('.q, which controls a iiuni- 
l»f"r of small RfaiulH In the terri- 
tory. It Is In tlio form of ;iti :ip- 
penJcd clauHO. which rc.nU : 

"It is understood and agreed be- 
tween the parties hereto, that in the 
event the party of the second 
part it required to discontinue vau- 
deville, tabloldSi or motion pictures 
in the theatre herein mentioned upon 
the days herein specified, in order to 
comply with this contract, said party 
of the econd part may deduct from 
■nd keep out of the gross receipts 
taken in on said days, the sum of 
(Continued on page 13) 



OPENING NEXT SEASON 



A. L. Bernstein Believes Conditions 
Right for Road Travel 



The price bcale for Ziegfeld'a IMW 

"Follies" at U\« 01ob« hoMbi a 
curious inoonsiatency. Th* entlr* 
lower floor and front balcony seats 
are |S. but chairs In ths boxes at $4. 
It Is the first Urns noted that box 
seats are made cheapsr than on ths 
orchestra. It Is explained that it Is 
harder to sell tickets for boxes, but 
there is no question about such seats 
being the exclusive locations of the 
theatre. Another reason slven Is 
that few if any box . eats at all are 



ORGANIZE TO HGHT AMENDMENT 
ALLOWING PERFORMANCE RIGHT 



Bill to Change Copyright Laws Would Permit Pub- 
lic Performance of Anjrthing Bought — All Pub- 
lished Material Included in 



^ 



sociated with Fanchon and Marco 

In "Sun-Kist," will be among next 

season's producers. Bernstein will 

go It alone In the autumn with a 
dramatic production of a new kind 
aimed to take advantage of the wide 
open time already predicated by 
conditions as a feature of next sea- 
son's theatrical routes. Bernstein's 
tour will bcg)n September 1, in 
Washington, and work thence over 
the country, the same territory he 
covered with the west coast ex- 
travaganza. 

"Sun-Klst" closes this Saturday 
for the summer. 



handled hv the ticket agencies. Un- 
A. L. Bernstein, who has been as- [tCw^Mnon or so ago box seats were 

scaled over the lower floor seats, bui 
when admissions scales started to 
soar it was deemed unwise to ad- 
vance the boxes beyond ths^ floor 
scale. 

Broadway buzzed this week when 
it was known that seats for the 
"Follies" had been offered in the 
cut rates as early as the second 
night , (Wednesday of last week). 
The^ intense heat was partially 
blamed together with the price. 
Tickets which found their way into 
the cut rates were "dumped" in by 
the brokers who were unable to rid 
themselves of their allotmnts, and 
%5 tickets were being offered at 
13.50. 

The attraction itself is partially to 
blame. The agencies are permitted 
to return but 10 per cent of their 
buya Had a wider latitude for re- 
turns been allowed such tickets 
could easily have been disposed of 
at the box office. The management 
claimed, however, that certain 
brokers found tickets on hand be- 
cause of high premltuns demands. 
But at 60 cents advance the price 
of a pair of tickets stands the 
patron $12.10, including ths 



GOLDEN WEDDINQ 

Parsnts of Showmsn Celebrsting 
Fiftisth Anniversary. 



NEGROES OBJECTED 

Reported Complaining Against 
''Goat Alley**— Show Closes 



The sudden closing of the colored 
show "Goat Alley" at the Bljou Sat- 
urday is reported as having been 
brought about by colored interests 
who had registered several com- 
plaints against the piece, alleging 
that it showed an immo«*al side of 
negro life which did not exist. 

The colored people are reported 
as having gone to the District At- 
torney with their grievances with 
a man^ sent up from that office to 
inspect the show, the closing fol- 
lowing Saturday. 



NELLIE EEVELL'S OPERATION 

An operation was performed 
upon Nellie Revell Monday after- 
noon at St. Vincent's Hospital, New 
York, with the hope it will relieve 
the condition Miss Reveli's spine 
has been In. The physicians con- 
cluded Miss Revell had poison pock- 
ets in her side, that fed to the spine, 
keeping the latter helpless. 

The Monday operation was on the 
pockets. If unsuccessful. Miss 
Revell says she will undergo the 
spine operation that medical opin- 
ion has been divided about for her. 

Through spinal trouble Miss 
Revell has been in St Vincent's for 
fifteen months, conflned to her hos- 
pital bed. 



San fYancisco, June tt. 

Invitations are out for the celebra- 
tion July 9 of the fiftieth anniver- 
sary of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Mooser 
at their Aladdin Studio Tiffin 
Room, 220 Post street, this city. 

A son of the golden couple is the 
International showman. George 
Mooser, who will make a special 
trip here from New York to attend. 
His sisters, Hattie and Minnie O. 
Mooser, Join with their brother the 
invitation requesting the friends of 
their parents to join them at the 
gala board. 

George's daughter, age 11, will be 
escorted by her grandfather-groom 
in the wedding mtirch. as the repre- 
sentative bride of the third genera- 
tion of the present Moosers. 



TREASURERS STEP OFF 



Washington, D. C. June St. 

A bill has bssB introduced ftC 
Congress by Senator Florlan lAm^ 
pert, of Wisconsin, for the purpose 
of amending Section I of the Cpp7^ 
right act of 1909 to destroy the ex« 
elusive performing rights of copy- 
righted material, and providing 
that any purchaser of a published* 
printed or writtten book, story, 
sheet music or opera can publicly 
perform the same for profit. 

The bill is listed as House Reso- 
lution No. 7301, and is annoted as 
being introduced "by request.'* It 
has be^n referred to the Committes 
of Patents, a customary formality, 
the procedure being that the latter 
body recommends either way, ths 
passage of any and all bills, enact- 
ments and amendments propossd 
into Congress. 



''STAMBOUr AT CENTURY 



Leo Fall Opsrstts Schfdulsd 
Follow ''Wsltx^ 



to 



A. F. L PLAYS 

Miller Theatre Donated to League 
for Summer Benefits 



The Actors' Fidelity League con- 
templates putting on several classi- 
cal revivals, in the form of benefits, 
at the Henry Miller Theatre during 
the summer. Plans are now being 
discussed to that end. 

Mr. Miller has offered the use of 
the theatre without charge to the 
league. "The Rivals" and others 
of that type will constitute the bills, 
if the plan is adopted. 



The next production by ths Shu- 
berts listed for the Century, and 
to follow at the end of ths current 
run of "The Last Walts," wUl bs 
Leo Fall's operetta, "Ths Ross of 
Stamboul." In ths American adap- 
tation, Harold Atterrtdgs will ' be 
concerned. 

It U likely Mr. Atterrldgs will 
turn out the book for ths new Al 
Jolson-Shubert production. That is 
to be hurried, to follow "The Whirl 
of New York,'* now at ths Winter 
Garden. Jolson is in New York 
after closing "Slnbad" at St. PnuL 



Frank Meyers snd Chsries H. Bot- 

tins Becoms Husbands 8im^l- 

tsneously 



LAMBS' GOLFINa 



Tournament Held at P. Q. WiHInms 
In Islip, Long islsnd 



BICHARD BENNETT t'OBOIVES 

Los Angeles, June 29. 

Richard Bennett, who is here 
studying the art of motion picture 
making at the Famous Players - 
I^slcy studios, is to leave shortly for 
New York, 'fo will forglv** his 
daughter, Constance, for her elope- 
ment with Chester Moorohcad. the 
Yale student. The pair eloped to 
Greenwich, Conn., and were mar- 
ried Juno 15. 

On hlH arrival in New York Ben- 
nett will he^in rehearsals for "The 
Hero," which la to one of the early 
season ofTerinB.s at the BelmonL 



Ths annual golf toumamsnt of 
the Lambs was held Sunday on the 
estate of Percy O. Williams In Islip, 
L. I., the golfers being ths guests 
of Mr. Williams for ths day. The 
first prize was awarded Jack Liv- 
ingston with a three man tie exist- 
ing for the second prise with Robert 
Schadle. Ted Mitchell and William 
Erb, each having the same score. 

In the drawing for the prizes Bob 
Schadle was awar<led second and 
Bill Erbe third. Following the golf- 
ing a clam bake was given by Mr. 
Williams, attended by ths players 
and their guests. 



EVA CLARK'S (TALIF. PARTY 

i:v;i Clark, piiina donna with tlio 
I'.iiichou-M.ii CO revue which closea 
Saturd.iy, Will make a dash acro.s.s 
the continenf imm(><liately after -the 
closing to spend six weeks' vacation 
at her camp al Treetop, Uu.^sian 
Klver. Calif. 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Uern.stein 
and six others al.so make the Jour- 
ney as guests of Mi.ss Cli^rk. 



"JEST" ON COABT 

Los Angeles. Juns tf . 

"The Jest" is to be presented in 
Los Angeles. Frank Egan is to pre- 
sent the piece early in August at his 
Little theatre and a woman is to 
play the role originally played by 
John Barry ;ii£.rc. Sho is OJga Crr'y 
Zaczek, who was hailed as a find 
here a few months ago. 

George Holms is to have the 
Lionel Barrymore rols. 



Two Broadway theatre treasurers 
trod the primrose path and joined 
ths Juns Vedding list Sunday. 
Frank Meyers, formerly of ths Lib- 
erty and now In charge of *'A Con- 
necticut Tankes" at ths Central, 
was married to Celia Carnegie. The 
bride Is a sister of the fashionable 
modiste. Hattie Carnegie. 

Charleii H. Bottine, assistant at 
the Belmont, was married to Irene 
JdcEntee. whose brother James is 
treasurer of the Royal and who is 
secretary of the Treasurers Clubw 



RmEASKD FROlt LUDLOW 

Ivan Crlstls. formerly of ths 
Valerie Bergere playlet, who has 
been confined to Ludlow Street jail 
for the past seven weeks for alleged 
non-payment of alimony, was re- 
leased last week under $1,000 bail. 

Gristle, who is a Danish subject, 
was placed under arrest while play- 
ing in Brooklyn, his ^j^e •alleging 
he contemplated leaving ths ^^stats 
and would be out of the jurisdiction 
of the court. 

Ths case has been set on ths cal- 
ander for November. 



FRANCES CAMERON MARRIES 

Frances Cameron, who last ap- 
peared in "Afgar," was married 
June 2S in New- York to Jack Kit- 
chen, a Washington, D. C. million- 
aire. 

Kitchen, who is well known In 
diplomatic circles In Washington, 
was at one time connected with the 
government and also has a reputa- 
tion as a writer. 



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SKIRT'' REOPENIVa 8AY0Y 

San Francisco. Juns tt. 

The Savoy will reopen next week 
after a rather lengthy dark spell 
with "The Skirt." starring Bessie 
Barriscale and Howard Hickman. 
The show is being presented under 
ths direction of Qcorge Ebey and 
Maude Fulton. 

"The Skirt" was recently pre- 
sented in stock at the Fulton, Oak- 
land. The Savoy enKagt-ment la for 
four weeks. 



EMPLOYES RECEIVE NOTICE 

Indianapolis, June 2f. 

Managers have served notice upon 
union musicians, stage hands and 
machine operatf)rs that they will in- 
.sist ui)on a material reduction of 
w.-iReM when the new scale goes into 
effect Sept. 1. Ono confere/ice has 
heen held between employers and 
rrf)resentalive.s of the unions and 
others are In prosjiect. 

It Ks understood tha/t the lieada 
of houses want a 20 per cent cut. 
So far there has been no particular 
talk about striking among the em- 
X>loyes. 



FRAWLEY TAKES SAVOY 

Han t'rancAHva, Jun'(ff 26. 

Daniel T. Frawley has secured 
the Havoy, where he will present a 
.series of Irish plays for five weeks. 
commencing July 31. 

"I't'Kgy MacCreo" will bo the first, 
and (Jarry Mcflarry, the featured 
player. 

ZERO FOR SATURDAY 

Try to make a huHin^ss «pi»o|nt- 
ment along the "main stom" for 3 
p. m. Saturday, July 2. 



Florence Jerome Is Returning 

Klorer ce Jerome, the daughter of 
William Jerome, fiorn^cwrlter, and 
Miud Nugent will r<>lurn to the 
mu.Hlcal comedy stage this fall. .Mi.s.«j 
Jerome's last New York apr>t'arance 
was with the Zlo>»fo!(l "Follifs" In 
1013. 



Ths local ssscutlvss of th« 
American Society of Composer^ 
Authors and Publishers, and th« 
Music Publishers* Protective Asso- 
ciation are formulating a campalgm 
to flght the passage of the amend* 
ment It is assumed by ths au- 
thors, composers and publisher* 
comprising both organizations that 
the picture Interests Inspired tho 
bllL Its passags would mean tho 
elimination of ths psrformlnc rights 
taxes which STsry picturs houso 
manager in tho country and Canada 
must pay to ths American SodstF 
of Compossrs, Authors and Pub* 
lishers for the privilege of perform* 
ing copyrighted musical oomposi* 
tions for profit, la ths acoompsal« 
ment to ths pictures projected sa 
the screen. 

This system of taxation Is a 
large revenue source to ths writsrs 
and publishers, and is looked upoa 
as a potential million dollar aiMiml 
proposition. The American BoelstF 
divided some I24.04M amonf Its 
members last April IB and ths nsol 
quarterly dividend on July 16 wM 
total about twice that amount. 
B. C. Mills, chairman of the Bxeea* 
tive Board of the Music Publisher^ 
Protective Association and J. & 
Rosenthal, of the Society of Coos- 
posers. Au^ors and Publlshera 
have organised a campalgi. to bo 
executed by Nathan Burkaa an4 
associate counsel In -.position Is 
the amendment. Definite action Is 
in abeyance pending the declsloa 
of the Committee of Patents as to 
its recommendation for or against 
the passage hereof. 

Last week, in the Illinois LegliH 
lature, a bill introduced by Sena- 
tor Carlson for a similar purpose 
as the LiSmpert amendment, was 
defeated in the State Senate after 
approval by the Lower House Tbs 
Senate rejeo'ed It on the grounds 
it opposed the tenets of the Federal 
copyright law and presumably a di- 
rect effort is now being mads ts 
repeal or amend that provision la 
the Federal act. 

Should the Committee uf Tatents 
recommend its passage, it is safe ts 
assume that not only the musls 
men but book publishers and others 
will bitterly flgbt Its flnal enact- 
ment 



PEGGY WOOD'S PLAY 

Star Will Appear in Stock Produe« 
tion of "Artist's Life" Next Wssk 



Indianapolis, June tf. 

Next week at the Murat, the 
Stuart Walker stock will play 
V»rtlRta IJfc." w.-lttc-i by Peggy 
Wood and Samuel Merwin. Miss 
Wood Is here to assume the lead- 
ing role. 

It will be a premiere for the 
pltce, with a view of a.scertalntng 
its regular stage value. 



'•SWEETHEART SHOP" SOLD 

Edpar Marf;i».jfor ha.n made ar- 

rari;« rn- rit:? to ],-jy the jirodaelloB 
of "TIk; .Swcef heart Hhop." which 
r<>«cntl\ c.uiie to griff in' tho Wo.^t. 
lie will .siTid one romp.iny «<iii in 
the priru ip i] cities 'trMl anotlu'r to 
I»I;>y one nii;hi .st.irvl.H. 

M't' ' Ji " i;(.r I'll :!so l u^ir^iffed 
with thft Manliif'vn (\tnn<\y Co^ 
now iricor[>or riling, to produce "A 
Night of Ijovo," a piece wrltt«ri by 
.Samuoi Hudwia Goidlnfr, co-auth »r 
i»C "The Hrofix KTp'f-s." 



VARIETY'S SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE 



^an Jf ramt!e(co 



Friday, July 1, 1921 
PANTAGES THEATRE BUILDING 



SAN FRANCISCO SHOWS 






OPPOSITION STOCKS 

Oakland to B— Tham at Pantages 
and MaoArthur'a 



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V V OEPHEUM, FRISCO 

^ '"' San Francisco, June 29. 

' T)m bin at tho Orpheum thin 

^eck, with a good share of comedy, 

worked ouL vory well. Trixi© Frl- 

jganza In her second week walked 

Jiway with thn show'.; honor«, next 
o closing, ^>ho offorcd tho same 
routine, but seemed to be a favor- 
ite from start to flnlsh, and had the 
audience in an uproar most of the 
time. She waa recalled frequently. 
Jack Norton and Queenie Smith 
Sn 'bubbles" were featured and 
drew liberal favor. The act is big 
looking and well ataged, with a 
•hapelj and good looking chorus. 
but It la Norton'a snappy comedy 
worii and the clever dancing of 
Queenie Smith — dainty la the word 
for her — that send it over big, her 
artistic toe dancing and speedy 
Wblrllng winning high favor. 

Mae Melville and Qeorge Rule 
<Mstrlbuted a goodly amount of 
laughs with their talk and Miss 
MelTille's comedy ability, but got 
away mildly to a dancing finish. 
Balph Kltner and Jim Reany in 
"An Ocean Episode" pulled a big 
laoghini; succeas with their familiar 
, talk routine, and their singing 
brought them back for many bows. 
Ce Dora in the golden globe 
feroved a genuine thriller for clos- 
nig spot and easily held them in. 
BUly Miller and Co., in a new ver- 
aioii of "Adam Killjoy." presented 
Ihls well known sketch to surpris- 
ingly good laugh results. Young 
\ kad 'Wheeler, well appearing men, 
, were warmly received for their vlo- 
I jIn and piano selections in second, 
vialthough they really showed only 
Ordinary ability. 

Wilfred Du Bols, billed as a Jug- 
ilrlar, but with a routine along ^it- 
:|er«Dt lines, consisting principally 
of superb balancing feats classily 
liresented, gave the show a swift 
'pitart. Josephs. 

1 

% PAHTAOES, FBISCO 

^ San Francisco, June 29. 

' Pantages'- summer policy Is to 
hVltolnate the fifth show. As a re- 
' Jidl this week the vaudeville, fol- 
lowing the feature picture, went on 
Ml hour later than usual. Thus, 
jjor the first time this year the first 
j^w received full attention from 
ift naaif>capaclty house. 
I Ths show la up to standard and 
l^aU balanced. Charles Gill and Co. 
[m *The Stage Carpenter" went 
^ioely throughout. Mr. Gill as the 
I Mage carpenter makes the most of 
\W» part and is fairly well support - 
;WI In a playlet which holds good 
rUtfighs and sentimental touches in 
Lipots. William Bence and Co. in 
F ^Pfc e Pearl of Pekin" supplied 
^oomo good comedy in closing spot, 
^mterspersed with meritorious sing- 
ing and dancing numbers. Bcnce's 
Chinese character caught on 
;1itrongly and the quick changing of 
■the laundry to the restaurant set 
i>rovcd a novelty. 

Arthur Green and Anna La Fell 
offered a piano and singing turn, 
third. Mlaa La Fell handled the 
vocal end running mostly to blue.s 
numbers, and with Green's ability 
at the piano, received much ap- 
plause. Morey Barton and Jack 
Sparling were a hit next to cloisinp. 
With Yiddish messenger comedy 
they had 'em laughing liard, and 
their excellent slnginjr, d« spito th»' 
straight man's hoar.soness, landrMl 
heavily. Tho Shat tucks, Jupglin^ 
attractively, opened nicely with 
their flower shop setting. 
^ Cleveland and Dowery have some 



good talk and a quiet manner, the 
comic getting good laughs with the 
business of eating a banana 
throughout, getting light applause 
for a finish that needs attention. 

Josephs. 



LOEWS CASINO 

San Francisco, June 26. 

The vaudeville bill this week held 
a pleasing variety and was enjoy- 
able throughout. Though having 
many points of interest It did not 
contain any high lights and ytras hard 
to discover just who headlined. 
Julia Curtis was probably the feat- 
ured member in the closing vaude- 
ville position. With an off-stage 
singing opening, in which an excel- 
lent voice is heard, she gets a good 
Htart, and her entrance supposedly 
playing a flute is good for applause 
when upon the removal of the in- 
strument from her lips it became 
known the accurate flute notes ema- 
nated from her voice. Mies Curtis 
is of big-time caliber, and with a 
more suitable arrangement can re- 
turn to bigger houses. Maxon and 
Morris were well received in the 
opening spot for their puppet sing- 
ing novelty. Laughs came from the 
size of the rather large woman when 
she steps from the cabinet. 

Florence Hell and Jack Bellgrave 
did "3 G. M.." a comedy sketch con- 
taining a raft of bright lines deliv- 
ered with .spirit and speed. The act 
is above the average of the house. 
Gordon and Gordon, men with acro- 
batic dancing and contortion, had 
an easy spot, third, and scored 
niroly. 

The Dancers de Luxe, with Mile, 
lone featured and E. Kingsbury as- 
sisting in a dance routine runnlncr 
to classical, made fine impression. 
The final dance brought out the 
girl's best effort. It was a combina- 
tion of dances, with Russian toe 
stepping w*dl to the fore and some 
acrobatics. Kathryn Wilen was 
liberally applauded for her piano 
selections and a ballad capably ren- 
dered. 

"Who Do You Love?" presented 
by the King company. 



HIPP, FRISCO ^ ^ 

San Francisco, June 29. 

The firs* Sunday show this week 
at the Hipp was almost half over 
before the heuse tilled downstairs. 
The program contained some good 
entertainment and started well with 
Jack and Jessie Gibson, who crowd 
a lot of laughs into their unlcycle 
stunts. The girl is nice to look at. 

Patrice and Sullivan, a mixed 
couple, with a violin and piano, of- 
fering of popular and classical 
numbers, went big, on second. 
Marion Munson, assisted by Hal 
Forrest^ -^k\ tine appreciation for 
her qulck^haracter changes inter- 
estirtjirly offered. The Criterion 
P'our displayed pood harmony with 
a regulaticn <iuartet routine. 
Though minus any hoak comedy, 
tiny are of good appearance and 
registered solidly. 

Virginia Uucker, Jack AUyn, 
Phyllis Carseth an<l Harry Rydell. 
billed as "Patches," a Cantor and 
Yates singing and dancing produc- 
tion, with attiactivi' stage hang- 
IntTs. gave the hill, much class In 
closinv: post inn Josephs. 

Ackerman and Harris Bound for 
New York 

San Prancisco^ June 29. 
Iivlnp Ac|<»rnian and Sam Harris 
left for New Vork Friday of last 
week. 



fciaii 'yranciaco. Juiit 2j.' ^ 
It ia reported the Pantages the* 
atre, Oakland, will install a stock 
musical comedy show In conjunc- 
tion with Its regular vaudeville 
bills. This policy, It^ls believed, 
will be inaugurated.to compete with 
the Will King company, which will 
open at the MacArthur theatre 
across the bay, August 21. How 
many vaudeville acts will be given 
in connection with the King show 
has not been decided upon. 

The present Pantages plana. It Is 
said, are to bring the Bob AUbright 
show intact from Loa Angeles, 
where the comi>any has been in 
stock at the Pantages Broadway 
theatre for over a year. 

At present Oakland Is without 
any popular priced musical comedy 
stock companies. 



OBITUARY 



MAUDE FULTON'S "PINKY'' 

San Francisco, June 29. 
Maude Fulton, who opened a spe- 
cial starring engagement at the 
head of the Fulton stock, Oakland, 
last week, has written a new play, 
entitled "Pinky," said to have been 
accepted by Oliver Morosco. A spe- 
cial company la being organized for 
"Pinky" with Mies Fulton in the 
leading role for local presentation, 
with the premiere scheduled for the 
Curran, where the show is booked 
for three weeks commencing July 
24. The local engagement will be 
iindcr the joint management of 
Ceorge Bbey, managing director of 
the Fulton in Oakland, and Ralph 
Pincus, manager of the Columbia 
theatre in this city. 



HARRY 8. KERR 

111., June 27. He was the alderman 
from his ward and the advertising 
agent for the local Hippodrome. 
The deceased was also the fourth 
International vice-president of the 
Billposters' Union. Oallatonea 
caused Mr. Kerr's death. He had 
been in Des Moines the week before 
attending the convention of the 
Shrlners and was stricken there. 
When returning to Peoria, he was 
removed to the hospital, where his 
condition became so critical an 
operation could not be performed. 



THOMAS J. McORAME 
Thomaa J. McOrame. 63, died at 
the home of Qeorge V. Hobart in 

Of POHD BBIIKMRBAIfOB 

OF OUR rRIBND 



LOU HAUL 



SAN FRANCISCO ITEMS 



^ 



/ San Francisco, June 29. 

Phil li^rman, who recently sev- 
ered bis connection as Coast repre- 
sentative for Berlin, and Fred Rose 
bave Joined for vaudeville and left 
lor the east last week. 



Jack Wise, Juvenile with the Will 
King Company, left for Piltuburgh 
last week on receiving word that his 
father In that city was seriously 
Jll. Warren Tehaney, from the 
quartet with Kings show, is sub- 
stituting for Wis*'. 

Joe Coh< n, th'-Htrical u».ii«iii'<r 
from Honolulu. ariiv»d luic ja.st 
week. 



Lee I'arvin is in advance of Frank 
Keenan who opened a three weeks 
engagement at tiie Columbia in "Kip 
\lU3 Winkle" ihia week. 




Toby «N^» of Zara. Carmen Trio, 
arrived her^fif>m Toronto to un- 
dergo an oiVr.'ition for stomach 
troulde. He is at the iMcrton Hos- 
pit.'il, a private institution. 



Una Trevelyn made h* r d» hut as 
leading woman with the Alcazar 
stock in "Tho Sign on tho Door," 
last week. 



The lease f>n the MacArthur, Oak- 
l;\nd. t<» A. C. lihimenthal was 
siicned last Week. It Is for ten 

yiars 'IMn- Kiiip company will go 
into th' house, which will be ex- 
tensiv< Iv o\ ciiiMiilcd and runways 
!Tist;tl]<(l. 'fhc schi'diiled opening is 
set for Anu'ust L'l. 



Ed Frlzell, coinctlst, has Joined 
Herb Meverlinck's orchestra at 
Talt's. Mr. Mey»-rlInok has Just 
completed writing several saxophone 
solos which arc being published by 
Sherman, Clay & Co. 



Roflieo^ (Fatty Arbu(kle) made 

h personal appearance for two days 

at the California theatre last week. 

His new car, Bald to co.^t $2."i,000. 

. was a spoclol attraction In front of 

y the thc^V«i 



I "TIk I'our MusketocTs." of wliich 
i John I'.arclay is manaper. returned 
jfi'in Aiist I iliii last week. The 
(|Uar«< t ii ft In i'- rerinlly for the 
anlipod»'s .is ni. rnhor.s of the An- 
iietto 1\<1 ttm.iii -how, but for some 
reasiii; ih'l no! <•](. n uitli tlie show. 

.Tn.injta Mill' r. flaojjbter of .lo;i- 
(|Uiri Miliar. ( '.I Iironiiu's famous 
po«-t, presrritrd ;i onc-act pljiylet 
of h« r own .1 11 .(UK'nient at the 
Tivoli l.isl \\«»iv. It was i)rMduced 
und'.r til'- d,!" (I i.iii of l«"'ranl: .1. 
fostello. :(ii(i.i' iri.iiing»'r of the 
Turner .md ■|>ahtiK<ri circuit, ov«m' 
whicli tin .1. t Will bt taken. 



'4 HORSEKEH" |15,000 WEEK 

San Francisco, June 29. 

"Th© Four Horsemen of the 
Apocalypse" opened to 11,700 on its 
first day at the Curran last week. 
Business gained steadily, getting 
over 115.000 on the first week. The 
feature remains at the Curran for 
five weeks. It is reported the local 
engagement will be extended if 
some otlier theatre can be secured. 

There Is a possibility the Casino 
will be used for a couple of weeks 
while the King company is vaca- 
tioning and will substitute for the 
regular vaudeville and picture pro- 
gram contemplated during the four 
weeks that the King show Is away. 



CHILDREir'S BEVUE DISBANDS 

San Francisco, June 29. 
"The Land of Make Believe," the 
Juvenile revue which started on tour 
of the smaller coast towns, was dis- 
continued after one week's trial. 
Tho show, which had OAisr 25 chil- 
dren, was sent under Bill Dalley's 
direction, who attributes the bad 
business to weather conditions. 



•BIP'S'^ EEVIVAL NOT BRIGHT 

Los Angeles, June 29. 
Frank Keenan's revival of "Rip 
Van Winkle" opened at the Colum- 
bia, Monday. The house was filled 
downstairs, holding much paper, 
with prospects not very bright for 
a fortnight's engagement. 



liISS TEEyELVAFS SHORT RUN 

San Francisco, June 29. 
Una Trevelvan retires as the Al- 
cazar's leading lady Saturday, after 
playing only two weeks of what was 
ostensibly a longer contract. She 
will return to pictures. Gladys 
(Jeorgc succeeds Miss Trevelvan. 



IN IX>VINO MBMORT 

OP MT DEAREST PAI. 

HECTOR 



Who Died June 26th, 1921 

XLSIE LaBERGERE 



Wti* PMMd Away Jaaa 17th. 1921 
MAT HIS 80UL RB8T IN PJOACJOJ 

[Mr. and Mrs. Wm« Fost er | 

Atlantic City. June 24. leaving tf 
widow, lone McOrame. His home 
was at the Lambs Club. He started 
his stage career 35 years ago with 
Hanlon Bros. 



Services were held Wednesday by 
the Masons at the hoifie of the de- 
ceased, 1610 North Madison avenue, 
Peoria. 



MAURICE HERMANN 

Maurice Hermann, famous for 
over half a century aa a costumer 
for actors, died, age 66, June 28, 
from a paralytic stroke. He came 
to New York as a lad from Ger- 
many and started in his business 

IN FOND REBIKBIBRANCE 

OF MT PARTNER 



FRANK M. 8TAMMERS 
Frank M. Stammtrs died June 27 
in New York of typhoid fever. The 
decea.sed wns a playwright, and had 
been associated for some time with 
Charles B. Maddock. He hnd made 
several successful productions, par- 
ticularly In vaudeville. 

Ralph Clifford Jackson 

Ralph Clifford .Tackson, age 33, a 

composer of popular music, was 

found dead in his offices at the 

Mason O. H., Los Angeles, June 18. 



LOU HALL 



Who Passed Away June 17th. 1921 
I MAT niS SOUL REST IN PEACE 

ADA DROWN 



on Grand street, moving subse- 
quently to Union square, then to 
27th street, lastly to 48th street. 
The famous veil worn by Rachel 
was kept in his shop and many 
actresses have kissed it for inspi- 
ration. 



WARREN C. DAVIE8 
Warren C. Davies, nationally 
known as Sally Davies, one of the 
"Four Bards," an acrobatic act, 
died at Lis home in Dover, Ohio. 
June 24, as the result of injuries 
suff<3red in a train wreck near Col- 



IN rOTINO MEMORY OF 

OUR DEAR L.TTTT.E BROTHER 

ERNEST A. LAMBERT 

who passed away Jane 21, IMl, 
ace 19. 

May we b« with yoa, EmeAt, In a 
better world. 

GRACE. GEORGE and EDWARD 



umbua S. C. Ho was on his way to 
Camp Jackson to entertain soldiers. 
Davies was one of the few acro- 
bats who could turn a double somer- 
sault from the floor. 



GEORGE C. HAZLETON 

George C. Hazleton. 53, lawyer 
and one of the authors of "The Yel- 
low Jacket" and also of other plays, 
died June 23 after an illness of four 



"Irene" at Oakland Orpheum I 
San Francisco, June 29. ; 
The Orpheum, Oakland, whieh 
will discontinue vaudeville for the 
summer July 9, will reopen the fol- 
lowing day with "Irene" for one 
week. "Irene" Is at present playlnR 
in the valley towns and the orif^inal 
Itookings did not Include Oakland. 



EUREKA DROPPED BY LOEW 

San Francisco, June 20. 
Th»- Kureka has beon <lrop|»« d by 
the Marcus Ix)ew Circuit. 



Caaino Dark for Four Weeks 

San Francl.sco, June 29. 
The Casino will be dark four 
u« ( ka pending tho opening of King's 
No 2 company, Aup. 7. 



IN AND OUT 

Lillian Shaw, ill, did not open at 
I<«'iti»'.s, Washington, thl.s week. 
.Stella M.iyhcw substituted. 

Dance Originalities dropped out of 
the Mil at the Boulevard the flrst 
lialf owing to ono of the Rirl mem- 
her«? of the act reporting ill. Keith 
nnd I.iilly suhfitituted. 



IN MEMORY OF 

ERNEST LAMBERT 

•llorl June 21«t, 1921, 2t) yr-AT* olrl A 
noljle ft:I1ow who urciulttod hitnM«'lf 
with hunor and falthfulrn^•^.s m his 

B. D. NICE & CO. 



month.s. He was from Wisconsin, 
was eduratf'd in Washington and 
practiced law with his brother, who 
wns r, partner of Col. Kr>l>(>rt C Tn- 
^f>rsoll 

EDWARD P. TEMPLE 

Kdward I*. Temp'e. widiiy known 
as a stage direetor, and li)rmerly 
leading man for Lillian Kus.'^ell, 
died at hia home In IVlham June 22. 
leaving a widow and two daughters. 
He was fiO years old and had been 
associated with the ShuljfM ts at tho 
Hippodrome and elsewhere. He 
started as a call boy at Daly's. 



IN I4>VINO MEMORY 

OP MT DEAR HUSBAND 

DELMARL CLARK 

Who Paa««d Away Juno 24th. 1921. 
REST IN PEACE 

CAROLYN FRANCES CLARK 



He had been in til health for some 
time. One of hi a latest numbers waa 
"My Alhambra." 



Lucille Marcel, operatic soprano 
and wife of Felix Weingarten, the 
composer, died in Vienna June 22. 
She waa an American and made her 
debut in 1908 in the title role of 
Richard Strausa's "Elektra." 



The mother of Helen McNulty of 



IN MEMORY 

OP OUR DEAR FRIEND 

EDWIN D. MINER 

Died July fth. 1916. 

Mr. and Mrt. Barney Gerard 



the Feiber A Shea office died 
Juno 23 after a lingrerlng illnees. 



DELMAR E. CLARK 
Dclmar £!. Clark died, June 24, at * 
the Illinoia State Hospital, Dunnlnsr. 
111. Mr. Clark waa 34 years old, and 
during hia career played in the 
legitimate and vaudeville. He waa 
recently with one of George M. 
Cohan'a companies. A mother, 
Fannie E. Clark; sister, Ada B. 
Clark, and widow, Caroline Francia 
Clark, survive. 



Nancy McMechen baa resigned 
from the Head Theatrical Exchange. 



Julia Rooney (Clinton and Roo« 
ney) has received her gold life 
N. V. A. membership card, won 
through securing the largest num- 
ber of new members within a given 
time. 



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LEGITIMATE 



13 



SHOWS IN N. Y. AND COMMENT 



^Broadway Whirl," TlmM Squar* 
(4th week). Dlv«d under the pacc- 
whlch gave show even break flrat 
three weeks; heat cay* show no 
chance to pick np. Due to remain 
until first week In Auguet. how- 

I'Broken Wing," 48th Street (30th 
weekl. Will withdraw Saturday, 
parties kept attraction open this 
week. Management well salisficd 
with run. 

HB'tff, Bing, Bang," Ambassador (8th 
week). Unique attraction of the 
*'DumbeIl8." ex-service men of 
Canadian E. P. Doing well enough 
to continue another week or two. 
Co-operative and can operate on 
small gross. 

Tanohon- Marco Revue, Sum H. 
Harris (6th week). "Sun-Kisf 
did not stand up longer than the 
four weeks originally allotted it. 
Moved here last week, taking.s 
around $5,000. Goes out Saturday. 
Will be reorganised in Auguat. 

<*Follces/' Olobe (2d week). Hottest 
week of the season encountered 
by the leading revue for its initial 
performances. Some brokers failet" 
to gel rid of allotment. Attrac- 
tion, however, got capacity. $31,600 
in five day.«», with $10 premiere. 

'•First Year," Little (37th werk). 
Lie.ss affected by heat that blighted 



'^ver the Hill,** Piuk (S8th we*). 

Film. 
"Connecticut Yankee,** Central (16th 

weak). Film. 
''Queen of Sheba," Lyrio (12th 

week). Film. 
''Twiee Bom Woman/* Hippodrome 

(2d week). Film. 
''Heedleea Moths,** Fraxee. Stopped 

laat Saturday, having survived 

one week after moving up from 

Oreenwich Village. 
••The Old Nest," Astor (Ist week). 

Film. Opened Tuesday. 



BOSTON ''DEAD" 



Theatricals at Standstill~"0'Brien 
Girl" All Alone. 



Boston, June 29. 
With the exception of "The 
O'Brien Girl" and the vaudeville 
and picture houses this city Is dead 
theatrically. The other two a.s 

which had pegged along to Satur- 
day. "Up, In the Clouds" and "The 
Right Girl." pasped out as per 
schedule. There waa an effort made 
to prolong the run of "The Right 



Girl" at the Selwyn a while longer 
box offices last week than the by extensive advertising, but It fell 



others. Small house ensuring 
virtual capacity pace for better 

, than $10,000. 

•H^hcst Between," 39th Street (l&th 
week). Final week. Attraction 

. was aimed for summer stay: was 
announced to leave two weeks 
ago. but perked up. Heat of last 
week brought about closing deci- 
sion. War only attraction on 
Broadway south of 42d street. 

''Qoat Alley," Bijou. Was withdrawn 
last SMtiirtlay, liavinK li\«ted but 
one wrrk. Was colored i)ropa- 
ganda piece. 

''Just Married," Shubert (10th 
week). l<\'\rce slid down $2,000 
last week for a gross of around 
$7,r)00. hut should recover. Is 
another late arriving attraction 
that should have attained a long 
run had It opened earler. 

"John Ferguson," Belmont (2d 
week). Revived once too often 
this season. Business negligible 
and will stop Saturday, house go- 
ing dark. 

"Ladies' Night,** Eltlnge (47th 
week). Final week. Farce was 
the run leader of the season and 
plans called for continuance a few 
weeks more. Slump of last week 
brought about ending of the sea- 
son. 

"Llghtnin*," Gaiety (146th week). 
Dipped under $10,000 last week. 



flat and the show had to close for 
economic reasons. 

"The O'Brien Girl" is getting all 
the pul>lirlty and all the patronage 
now, and will undoubtedly gallop 
along at capacity rate until two 
weeks before Labor Day when it is 
due to close at the Tremont and go 
to New York. 



P. M. A. MEETINO 

(Continued from page 10) 
goes out Instead of having the num- 
erous annoyances crop up constant- 
ly on the road. The producers say 
^they are not trying to force condi- 
tions on the house managers to such 
an extent that no profit would be 
left for the theatre, but they do In- 
sist that the stage hands' matter as 
handled In the last two .seasons has 
been much abused. 

It has been charged by producers 
that one booking office has made a 
practice of abitrarlly limiting the 
number of men baok stage and In tlie 
orchestra pit, so that the sharing 
terms are virtually bettered for the 
house to the extent '»' 6 pir cent, on 



BROADWAY 8T0RT 

fContinued from pace 19) 

last week after playinip a month at 
tha Oloba. Another closing is 
Teek-A-Boo,** tbo siunmer bur- 
leaqua ottwing 1 tha Ooltunbia, 
<tfedited with beiniT one of the best 
attractions on the list. It will have 
remained aeven weeks and should 
have normally run through July. 
''Goat Alley." an alKcolored ahow 
thnf tried at the Bijou last week, 
closed last Saturday. Heat may 
have withered It, but the show 
stood little chance at best. 

New attractions are being an- 
nounced for the new season, "Get- 
ting Gertie's Garter" opening the 
Republic July 27. listed the earliest. 
One August attraction Is allready 
regularly advertised in the theatri- 
cal columns, it being "Sonya." a 
Marc Klaw production. The stunt 
is new in .announcing regular at- 
ti-actlona. 

The special picture showings 
class along with the regular offer- 
int;s with no smash in sight. 
"Tradition" was added to the Hip- 
podrome's showing of ''The Twice 
Born Woman" this week. "The 
Olil Nest" wa.s well regarded at the 
flrut showing Tuesday at the Aator. 
"Heedless Moths," which moved up 
from the Village, lasted only one 
week at the Frazee. 

The cut rates with 11 attractions 
on the list, will lose flve at the end 
of the week. Offered were: *'The 
Whirl of New York" (Winter Gar- 
den); "Broadway Whirl" (Times 
Square); **Ghost Between" (39th 
Street); "Just Married" (Shubert); 
"Snapshots" (Selwyn); "Sun-Klst" 
(Sam ». Harris); "Shutne Along" 
(63rd Street); "Broken Wing" (48th 
Street); "Ladiea Night" (Eltlnge); 
"John Ferguson" (Belmont): "Biff, 
Bing, Dang" (Ambassador). 

No change Is noted In the agency 
buys, the list being: "Green God- 
dess" (Booth); '-Last Waltz" (Cen- 
tury): "Two Little Girls In Blue" 
(Cohan): "Lilllom" (Fulton); "Fol- 
lies" (Globe); "Nice People" 
(Klaw): "First Tear" (Little): 
"Sally' New Amsterdam); "Snap- 
shots' (Selwyn); "Just Married" 
(Shubert): "Whirl of New York" 
(Winter). 




EQUITY LOSES MOTION 

New Trial Denied in Mack Well 
man Matter 



CENTRAL MANAGERS CONVENE 



THE SCARLET MAN 

Atlantic City. June 2». 
Most of tho audience at the 
Apollo MoUlay decided to laugh 
whenever possible and be satisfied 
therewith at the lines which Wil- 
liam Le Baron provided in "The 
Scarlet Man." Th^ro were some, 
however, who analyzed a little more 
and discovered that Mr. Le Baron 
was thinking seriously on a sex 
problem that cannot l)e pl»»a»antly 
or enjoyably treated with deop ef- 
fect. As a writer, Mr. Le liaron 
speaks only in the comedy mood, 
therefore it was perfectly frank 
and proper that he should inter- 
pret this problem from his own 
viewpoint and In hLs own style. 

In a country setting Is a new 
family, moved from the West. They 
jiro trying to break Into the "best 
society." The son becomes en- 
gaged to a most attractive* young 
girl who admits one liulescretion in 
her eartier years. The entire fam- 
ily turn against her with her con- 
it ^smiuji, except the daughter. The 
(laughter endeavors to put herself 
on the same plane by forcing her 
presence on her i"> accepted lover 
for an entire night. She is so 
brazen about her spree that she 
tells it loudly, with the unexpected 
lesult that the family is accepted 
into "society" immediately and the 
parents discovered to be very "old 
fashioned." Everything works out 
<iulte well for all except the young 
man who was "compromlaed * by 
the unsolicited visit. He loses his 
position. ^'' friends, and is turned 
out by his landlord. This, it can 
easily be seen, i.s not according to 
the play rules set down by Brander 
Matthews et a I. 

John Cumberland Is the young 
man. Demure, quiet. quickly 
spoken until roused to a temper, it 
was much the same Cumberland 
known in the many years of bed- 
room farce. Happily, his role was 
less tiresome last evening, even 
though It was not a! undant In va- 
ried opportunity. It was he who 
secured most of the laughs and de- 
served them. 

There was a splendid perform- 
ance as the father by John Craig, 
w'to made much of a part that was 
not altogether pleasing to the audi- 
ence viewpoint. MiSfl Olive May 
was a flnely drawn mother, but too 
elderly for the art. Frances Car- 
son as the daughter handled splen- 
didly a couple of rather "heavy" 



(Continued from page 11) 
three hundred (^900) dollars each 
day, before any division of ssid 



After having the cases of two 
members of the cast of Willard 
Mack's "Near Santa Barbara" dis- 
missed a month ago by Tii'^l'^'ST" 
Davies In the Third District Mu- 
nicipal Court in their claims for 
two weeks' salary in lieu of their 
notice, the Actors' Equity Associa- 
tion, which had instigated these 
suits, was handed a final setback 
when its motion for a retrial was 
denied last week by the court. 

The Equity contract provides that^ 
whero a play has a ran of foue 
weeks or less (Paragraph VII. Sub- 
division A), the cast can be dimn 
missed without notice. It sought to 
imve the producers of the show 
(Mack and William H. Wellman) 
pay the actors a fortnight's salary 
each. The latter were Nathaniel 
Sack, who sued through the Ekiulty 
counsel for |85 a week for the two 
weeks; Daniel E. Hanlon at Si 00 
per week, Fred E. Dalton at $150 a 
week, and John Sparks. The latter 
never pressed their claims, but the 
first two did, although Mr. Wellman 
states in Justice to them that they 
brought suit at the Instigation of 
their organization. 

The Equity's contention was that 
the show had merely closed down 
out of town where it was known as 
"Her Man** (originally "Poker 
Ranch") for • we^k and that Its 
metropolUaii premiere at the Oreen- 
which Village theatre OB January 31 
under the "Near Santa Barbara" 
title was merely a contlnuatton of 
the show's run. 

Although tha defendants argued, 
and Hubsequently proved befor' tho 
court that the play had been 
tftdioally rewritten as to the flrst 
and fourth acts, they had offered to 
arbitrate the differences with the 
Equity. But iCquity disregarded the 
P. M. A. -A. B. A. contract and re- 
fused to abide by the arbitration 
clause. At first George Trimble, 
the Ekiulty deputy, agreed, but 
when Wellman named Martin Her- 
man as his arbitrator, Trimble re- 
fused and arbitrarily advised the 
producers that they (Mack and 
Wellman) would never produce an- 
other show If they did not "come 
through** with the two weeks' sal- 



scenes not exactly built for an ac- 
tress of her type, and Clay Carroll 1 ary for those members who had not 
iiiajf the other young lady alto- 1 been re-engaged for the play for 
gether welcome. Itichard Barbee its Oreenwich Village run under the 

. . . — .. . ' > ' ' V his son, as he usually n^w monllcAr 

.tnnAA u, P™****** ♦^•'^""«*«*'-J.*»'«.*r''""* <5oes. this time .n a careless matter i"''.'^'^^^^ ^ . *, ^ 

a 910,000 week. l: waa also claimed agreed upon as a psrt«sl reimburse- ^f dressing that put him out of Her Man" opened In Iforrls- 

that such regulations in tha shar- ont to ths psrty of t^l* *«cond part place. ' town, N. J., on Deo. 21 and closed 

for loid-off performers' sslaries, To those who considered the sub- in WlIkesBarre, Pa., Jan. li. Each 



That is said to be lowest gross * . .. ^ 

since show opened. Recovery | >"» contracts have been obviated 



noted Tuesday night and no doubt for the benefit of the regular pro- 



of show still remaining through 
summer. 

"Liliom," Fulton (11th week). Heat 
affected this drama, lopping off 
about $800 on the week. Pace 
around $12,000 claimed, a gross 
which tops the non-musical group, 

«Mr. Pint Passes By," Qarrlck (17th 
weeh). Co-operative organization 
permits attraction to last. Tak- 
ings over actual expenses figured 
a gain. Length of continuance 
uncerlum. 

•Nice People," Klaw (18th week). 
— Dropped to $7,000 last week. 
Managonr^rr rin^m^ continuance 
through the summer. Pace about 
breaks even. Recovery noted 
Tuesday evening. 

•Sally,'' New Amsterdam (28th 
week). Balcony seats in rows of 
high priced seats off last two 
weeks. Gross last week $29,000, 
showing this smash least affected 
of musical entertainments 



ducers. and that the newcomers 
have been forced to stand the full 
brunt of the abuses. Anotf^r claim 
is that out-of-town house managers 
have "gyped" In cullusion with the 
carpenter. 

It is not expected that e\ery at- 
traction will have the same number 



films, etc." 
Booking men 



whose allenllu.i 



«, J, ^ ^w 1 . * , on a sex question that kills too 

was called to the clause state such ^^^^ jj^,^.^ ^^^^ ,,^^.,^ ^^ puj^jj^. ^^^^ 

a condition is impossible. No one .sjderatlon for the way we mortals 

[\ro built. Hchrnrr. 



Ject matter of Mr. Le Baron's com- plaintiff admitted that In addition 
edy. he put a needed note of accent to full salary f^r the three weeks 

one day they worked, they 



NEIGHBORS 

Atlantic City. June 29, 1921. 
Just what three author.s could ac- 
complish with one play as their 



professed to understand how a housf 
management could expect to put 
over such a condition when attrac- 
tions are booked the stands far in 
advance. The house by virtue of 
of men set at minimum for the two the advance booking of road -nt- 
classea of attractions, but that a tractions cannot fail to provldo his 

reasonable basis be worked nut that other bookings whether vaudeville Joint product wa.s revealed at the 
will be satisfactory for both sides, or pictures, so that there would be Apollo in "Neighbors" late last 
The P. M. A., at its meeting this no extra costs incurred, One booker I week. ..,.._. ,. . . 

week took up the charge mad- by ! dubbed the idea a hold-up -cheme, ' ,^ -" -^J* ^ 

the A. E. A. that certain managers saying it looked like an opening ,„ the ",1 , ; and in ^nm,. parts 
have declared thmselves in favor of wedge to spread the idea through- qj ^^^ other two, this three-author 
"Equity Sh<H>." This was denied in out the territory. Such an attempt, piay remained at the conclusion 
a statement sent out Wednesday. It It is believed, will further denude naught but a hybrid product. In- 
said: I the South of attractions. consequential and wandering. 
..mw T> J t », . . T . 1. ^1. 1 1^ • John Cort Is the producer. One 
"The Producing Managers^' Asso- | Just how the clause would work ^^^ scarcely expect that Mr. Cort 
elation wants an explanation from out is this: If the attraction played ) ^iH remain In the electrlo-l'ighted 
•8"hVfflr'AlonS;'''"63d""str^;t (6th John Emerson, president of the Ac to $1,000 for the date (JPO night), 
week). Still in the running. Man- tors' Equity Association. At a spo- the show's share on a 75-26 basis 
agement claiming continuance dal meeting i f the former body, re- would be $750. Were the $300 item 
through summer. Wednesday mid- ports were made that Mr. Emerson to be claimed, the sharing would 
night performance still featured, was constantly making statements start at $700 and tho attraction's 
•Snspshots," Selwyn (Bth week), that he knew personally of man- share actually be $525, a figure 



were also paid railroad fare back 
to New York. 

Abraham Oree.iberg represented 
Mack and Wellman In the legal de- 
fense. % 



STOCKS 

The Stanley James 



£L''f^l * u 1^^;°^ *''' »^^^ii^ *"5'^*''" »»•" who were In favor ot the so- 
last week, being most affected roiipd "irniiitv <5hnn" lutw Tr«iaf. 
musical shows. Gross under cost called Equity Shop. Mr. Enier- 

reported to have given 



of operation by several thousand. ®°" 

house not figuring on rent. Should i names, but the managers whose 

recover. | names were given denied indignant- 

•The Bat." Morosco (45th week). |y they were in favor of the "Equity 

Worst business of the run last shop." 

week. Figures to recover and 

hold up to i>aying business through 

summer, its power as mystery 

play still unspent. 
Ths Green God Jess." i>o«»th v'Z.'tW 

week). Another dramatic giant 

that slipped in the gruelling 

weather, takings being under 

$8,000 last week. It should stand 

the Raft and run throuRh into next 

season. 
''The Last Walts," Century (8th 

week). Matinees eliminated for 

summer, attraction going on six 

performance basis, starting this 

week. Takings last week between 

$17,000 and $18,000. Should hold 

to that figure without m;»tlnees. 
"Two Little Girls in Blue,'* Oohan 

(9th week). Like all the others. 

bu.'^lneHs here slid downward. !)ut 

attraction claimed not to have 

su.stained a loss. Can broak even 

at $9,500 with a pooling arranpe- 

ment. 
•Whirl of New York," Winter Clar- 

de^, (3d week). Appeared" In cut 

rates this week, mostly the diimp 

from agencies. Has not Htruck 

usual Garden gait and business 

last week reported under that of 

"The LAst Walts. " 



BIBTHS 

M:. crrd Mrs. Arthur Stebblns, nt 
their home in New York. June 23, 
son. The father is treasurer of 
Hcuben Samuels. Inc.. Insurance 
brokers with many theatrical cli<>nts. 

Mr. and Mrs. George Nagel, son, 
June 24. 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Dingle, 
son, June 20. 

Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Strum (Three 
Bartos). son, at Dallas. June 10. 

Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Broderlck, in 
New York, mm. The father is a 
well known theatrical hotel man. 

Mr. and Mrs. I-^arl Rlckard,» June 
19 in New York, son. The father Is 
doing a single In vaudeville. 

Mr. and Mr.^. John Steel, at the 
Xew York Nursery and Child's Hos- 
pital, June 14, son. The mother Is 
professionally known aa Sidonle 
Kspero. Mr. Steel recently opened 
In vaudeville and Is now at lh(! I'al- 
ace. New York, 

Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Beckley (Lil- 
lian Merritt), June 14, a son. 



classed as losing business. Another 
item might figure In tho attrac- 
tion's end of it, because of the roy- 
alty contracts, which call for a per- 
centage on the gross and not $300 
under it. 

Notification of rejection of the 
Lynch contracts was given by the 
routing man of a well-known pro- 
ducer. A reply was received, ask- 
ing the matter to hold over for a 
time. This letter explained it might 
not be necessary to include the 
clause. The booker said there prob- 
ably would be an "out" for tWe rec- 
ognized manager, but that tho new- 
comers might be pinched by th(» 
operation of the added $300 clause. 



Engaged for "Th« Detour" 
James R. Waters, Felice Morris, 
William David and David Andrud.i 
have been engaged by the Shtibert.s 
for Owen Davis' play, "The Detour," 
whirh is to be tried out of town f<»r 
a wiM'k i>rlor to Its regular prenii« i" 
Ir. tiie fall. 



T. M. A. ELECTION 

The Touring Managers' Anocia- 
tlon will hold its annual meeting 
and election of oRlcers at the Hotel 
Astor, Wednesday, July f. 



dominance of his own theatre long 
with this vehicle, though it oontalns 
many splendid and effective scenes. 
The story has been conceived from 
a Tital theme full of life's tragedy. 
The ever-conflicting purposes of 
youth and parenthood cross with a 
reality and sterneus that are abid- 
ing and expressivs in both the au- 
thor's purpose and the cast's inter- 
pretation. A father full of love for 
his children returns from a flve- 
months* European trip to find bis 
life-long friend put in a poorhouse 
by his own son and his wife. Ho 
takes him to his house, and thereby 
learns the possibilities of his own 
children becoming eriually selfish. 

The son and daughter become 
hardened with the tlsrhtenlng of 
their father's purse strings, and 
finally go forth to try their own luok 
In the world. Here the theme 
reaches a climax, and enter another 
author for the third act. 

Having brought the audience 
through a slow-moving flrst act and 
a crucial second, with Interest In the 
problem gradually building up, 
there seems to have come a radical 
change of purpose in tho writing. 

Author number two or three. 
whichever may have been the case, 
determined to throw away the prob- 
lem and write a farce with a Oeorge 
(V)han ending. The purpose of the 
third act seems to l)e to have every 
one hang about everybody else'.s 
neck. 

There Is a splendid T^ouis Mann 
ro.e in the play that ot the father, 
liyman Adier played it with feeling. 
ifTectlon and a typical Hebrew ch.ir- 
acter study 

Donald Gallaher is the son. You 
would not recognize this aetf)r of 
youthful s^Mlies from the work he 



summer 

stock in Maiden. Mass., will open 
jjuly 11. Harry McKee, the dlrec- 
t'>r. has bt^ea tiigatiuiti Ihe com- 
pany. 

The stock at the Weptchester, 
Mount Vernon. N. T.. will close Sat- 
urday with "Penrod" as the last 
bill. The company has been backed 
by local capital and has been la 
operation for several months. 

The Gus Forbes Players at Proc- 
tor's, Port Chester. N. T., will close 
Saturday. The same company will 
reopen Aug. IS at the Warburton, 
Yonkers, N. T., which house they 
occupied prior to moving to Port 
Chester. 

The Equity has stepi>ed into the 
management of the sUck In Omana. 
which has been Icslng heavily and 
Is reported as bringing the company 
back to New York. 

The notice for the stock in Pitts* 
field, Mass., which was postod. has 
been withdrawn, with tho compsnr 
to remain three additional weeks. 
One of the bills for tho addod tlmo 
will Uf the inllUl producUcn of a 
new comedy enUtled *'Cyatbla." 

Tha ^George Loffingwoll Players 
at the Duchess, Cleveland. dis« 
banded Saturday. Leffingwell mads 
a heroic effort to put a permanent 
stock over in Cleveland. 



does except by some few scenes la 
the well-written second act. Other- 
wise he must have thought "Neigh- 
bors" a vacation from his u.<sual 
perfection of character. 

As the shrew vampire wife I>.iii(a 
Arnold was particularly cxc<>ll>nt, 
and Amy Ongley put in a «'k» lly 
toufh as a maid. A.s the TpIhIi » rony 
of the (liarnond m«'r ( !j i .'. •: l<M\v;ird 
OConnor .nlil«il a \"vy w )l jrlaved 
character. 

"N»'lf:hi;ors" >!:»«h oIT in • \ < ry 
slow-moving Il«ui»tm'tn tnethod, 
gaitis iapl<l iritefs' :iil iioidlng 
power and tli«n « ru ri;.ii-s lo a ten- 
twenty fiucif.'il hH|»[»v ending. 

Hchrucr. 



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NEW ACTS THIS WEEK 



Friday. July 1, 1921 



(15). 



-THEY'RE OFF" 

Musical Comedy. 

41 Mina.; One and Three (Spls.). 

Alhambra. 

A quintet (»f ostaMisli* il riani''- 
go«'s wiih the prd^r.iin maiirr «*i 
thiM ufftrinK: Kiit,'.'ir Aliari Woolf. 
book; I'-illaul M« I H-iiaM. lyiii'--. 
Hurry Carrel, iruloiln.s; Jack 
MaHoM, slaving; Carktdii ILuiKland 
preheiiiH it. With sii« li a pre- 
rehearsal cast any ul t inu.-t have 
some m.rit. whether it turns out 
•'lucky' «>r in^t. 'They're Off." 
thor«l<)re, lias morit. It would have 
more if th«re w«re less of it — say 
ahnut IT) niinuiia W>h. 

In niH partieular the turn is revo- 
lutionary. A colored einging-danc- 
Ing comic, who does not black up. 
to permitted to work In full e<iuality 
with the others, with the others In 
fact playing straight to him, and 
on Tuesday night, after he had 
drawn on encorce. ho took it while 
three white principals, two of them 
flrls. took the background during it. 
There are seven principals and six 
chorus girls, as well as two inci- 
dental men, probal)ly the crew. 
Tommy Gordon, a likeable light 
character Juvenile comic, leads, 
with Mildred Keate, a delightful 
Ingenue, opposite. Gordon is overly 
addicted to Interpolating bromidic 
Incidentals In his lines, but gets 
over warmly on his personality and 
pleasant appearance. Miss Keate is 
beautiful, winsome, more than a 
trifle talented. 

Others in the cast are adequate. 
Barry White carries a second role 
aa far aa It aCtords. The dainty 
Uove Sisters flit on and off. 

There are two scenes. The open- 
tag and closing scene is in "one." a 
figurative (or it might be allegor- 
ical, as no one knows what it can 
mean) drop with a behch attached, 
backed by a flower arbor. The 
second has a set porch with steps 
running to a race -track. 

The story, if any, deals with the 
hero (Gtordon) running from the 
police because he has fleeced a bet- 
tor of $100 intrusted to him to be 
pat on a horse. He ia a tout Just 
wbj a tout must do the actual bet- 
ting, as It seems is the fashion 
throughout the act, is not explained. 
The girl saves him. lending him $100 
•B his promise that he will never 
again take a wrong dollar. It is 
plain they are in love — plain but 
Bot plausible. She has Just split 
with her flance, which is plausible 
bat not plain. Her father, a half- 
wit who never utters one reasonable 
word in the piece, objects to the 
estrangement, but walks oft with- 
out making much of it. even as he 
walks on and off many times with- 
•at making much of anything. 

Up goes the curtain and into the 
full-stage set.^ The girls do the 
opening chorus stuff and the Love 
Sisters steps out of ranks to sing 
about their looks. Everybody is 
at the, races that day, some with 
reason and some without even an 
alibi. There are several attempts at 
cross -purposes, none very puzzling 
and none very ihniiiiig. The l.« re 
la still touting. lie is in love with 
one girl but tlirting with another. 
The (li'-nnsseil lover in iwart- 
brokeii, but also UirliiiK with an- 
other. 

The book never carries convic- 
tion, even for the thin farce it was 
aimed at. and is seldom humorous. 
The darky gets laughs and there 
are some twists of race-track words 
that amuso .mildly. The tunes 
never arrive. The lyrics travel 
right with the tunes. The staging 
Is conventional, and so is the cos- 
tuming of the girls, who wear such 
hectic novelties as Jockey Jackets, 
gingham pinafores and the like. 
The gingham-dressed number, In- 
tt-rpolaled (or, at any rate, heard 
before) is the bright spot of the 
chorus-8upi»ortod numbers. 



JOHNNY DOOLEY and Co. (4). 

Burlesques. 

29 Mins.; One and Full Stag** 

Brighton. 

.lohnny Donley has framed a new 

art iiicic luoku like vk'/cvuc in its 

entirety. IleNides Dooley, it has 

four people and a horse. The ani- 
mal is billed as "Gertie. 'Man O' 
VN'ar'a" only rival." It enters toward 
the end of the turn, a skate with a 
truck horses blanket thrown over 
it, and Dooley astride in riding or 
ballet costume. He poses on the 
horse's back for a laugh or two. 
then glides off as the animal Is led 
away, Dooley thereupon doing a 
travesty double dance with a pro- 
fessional male dancer, this part 
ending when Johnny kicks the 
dancer in the chest with a forward 
spring, much as has been done by 
his brothers, V.'illiam and Gordon. 
The horse is returned to the stage 
at this time. Dooley making a com- 
plete fall over its back when 
hoisted up. and afterward exiting 
hanging onto its neck. 

The Dooley turn is full of bur- 
lesque. It runs along in "one" for 
about 20 minutes, with Dooley's 
fooling, afterward suddenly going 
into full sUge for the purpose of 
allowing a couple of dancers to do 
a tango, probably thought necessary 
leading up to the horse business 
and allowing Dooley to make the 
change. 

In the "one" section are the acro- 
batic travesty, also the Scotch bit. 
While the laughs came fairly 
well, the real screech was through 
slapstick. As Johnny fell into the 
drop and was lifted to his feet by 
it. a bang on his rear from behind 
the drop brought a yell from the 
audience. If that's the cue then the 
rougher Dooley makes everything, 
the louder they will laugh. 

Just now the act appears capable 
of being condensed. The tango 
dance is utterly lost In so late a 
spot in the act and the whole turn 
could better conclude at the end of 
20 minutes rather than to go into 
full stage at that time, even if it 
would not be preferable and to 
better advantage to play the act 
in toto in full stage. Here it opened | 
after intermission. 

The new Dooley act may be built 
up into many more laughs. There 
is much undiscovered fun in the 
horse bit. Just now Dooley Is a 
Dooley, with his falls and laughter 
making tendencies. Johnny comes 
back to vaudeville a vaudevllllan. 
and that's something. While they 
may have straightened, him up in 
work in musical productions, they 
didn't make him forget. 

In his support are Constance Mad- 
slson, Robert Heft. Carleton Cov- 
eny and William Francisco. One of 
them is the pianist. 8ime. 



^^SHADOWLAND" (6). 
Dance and Lighting Novelt>. 
11 Mins.; Full Stage. 
Fifth Ave. 

A new idea in silhouette dancing, 
projection and lighting, the whole 
supplying a novelty turn and an 
Interesting one. Six girls are em- 
ployed, one a still posing figure in 
white, with upstretchcd arm hold- 
ing a light. The others for the most 
part work behind a scrim, which is 
made subject to flood lights, giving 
the entire drop a color, but In addi- 
tion there are various projections, 
mostly of fanciful design, the entire 
lighting device appearing to be 
operated from the rear. 

At the opening a figure in dead 
black with a mask to complete the 
color arose from the foot of the 
posed statue, danced in ^suggestion 
of the shadowland spirit A curious 
color projection caught attention on 
the then blue flooded scrim back. 
That was replaced with the project- 
ed picture of the man in the moon, 
he looking down upon four girls 
who danced in silhouette In back of 
the drop. On the stage there next 
appeared a dancing girl holding a 
live tropical b}rd, highly colored and 
of the parrot family. Egyptian 
dancers took the next number, again 
behind the drop, the effect being 
the coming to life of an Egyptian 
screen. A colonial flirtation dance 
followed very neatly. 

The flnal silhouette number had 
four of the girls as nudes blowing 
bubbles. High up on the scrim was 
projected the fluid colorings used in 
"Spirltland." But the bubbles blown 
by the dancers also became illumi- 
nated and then burst. Thai was one 
of the most curious of the effects. 
At the close the scrim was flooded 
with the fluid color effects, the girts 
in frocks appearing in front bowing 
to the posed figure which came to 
life. 

Green columns on either side of 
the scrim aided in securing genera] 
novelty, pleasing to the eye. 
"Shadowland" is a step forward. It 
displays Invention and in all Is a 
real novelty, suited to the closing 
spot for the big bills. Ibee. 



JOHNNY COULON. 
Lift Resistance. 
22 Mins.; Full Stsge. 
Broadway. 

Coulon is the former bantam 
champion of the world — about six 
years or so removed. He once did 
a monologue act when unbeaten. 
Now he is showing as a "wonder," 
treating a turn in which he makes 
himself Impossible to lift from the 
stage as though it were an unheard- 
of feat. The main points are fa- 
miliar to vaudeville goers, having 
been shown by others, two girls in 
particular, each of whom billed her- 
self as "Reslsta." 

Coulon's identity as a celebrity 
helps at least to the extent that he 
held in the entire audience, closing 
the show Monday evening. 

He is a presentable little chap, 
grown quite bald but still well put 
up. He is announced br a flam- 
boyant man with a circus mustache 
who employs many reverberant su- 
perlatives and indicates that the 
"miracle" is supernatural. Coulon 
comes on and gets a reception. He 
is dressed neatly. He offers some 
incidental talk, fairly well done, 
with Jabs at comedy and uppercuts 
at repkrtee with the announcer, who 
isn't at home except when doing 
the straightaway barking. 

A committee of strong men is 
called for. Six came on the stage 
here. Some were obvious plants, 
others might have been. There 
were some laughs and the business 
of resisting was so effortless that 
it was impressive. It was stoutly 
applauded. 

Coulon's name in itself would 
probably not be a pronounced draw 
at this late day. Nor would this 
sort of act without a name. But 
the combination seemed to help 
both ways. This should be a money 
headllner for middle-sized time, or 
will be entirely welcome as a closer 
on the best, where acts which can 
keep people In their seats In that 
spot are rare and are supposed to 
have a specific value. 

It's a good idea, having a famous 
battler close a show; maybe folks 
are afraid to walk out on him. 

Lait. 



-A NIQMT IN A STUDIO." (7). 
Musical Comedy. 

16 Mine.; Full Stage (Special Set). 
6th Ave. 

"A Night In a Studio' la the 
former Joe Howard (Howard and 
Clark) act. In the days v. ^CQ 
Howard could croon about the 
moon and let loose his chink dope 
number, when vaudeville was much 
younger, the turn had a bit of 
vogue ttfrough Howard's presences 
Now it seeois to have nothing 
but Jack King At the piano and 
King's prima donna imitation. 

While it's the same act with a 
change of personnel, the present 
cast merely goes to prove how com* 
pletely before Howard alone was 
this act. In the former Howard 
role is Eddie Moran, formerly of 
Moran and Mack. Mr. Moran doeo 
a couple of dances that count a 
little, but nothing else he doeg 
counts. His two songs just paag 
through. A couple of Apache dan^ 
cers appear to. have their own ver« 
slon of an Apache dance story, but 
neither the story nor dance excited 
the 6th Ave. populace. A young 
woman who sings keeps the lyric9 
to herself, and about the only thing 
that looks good In the turn are tho 
dresses worn by the women. 

Billed in the lobby as with the act 
are Zaza and Adelle, Huntington 
and Starr, Connelly and Forsts^ 
and Moran. without King being 
listed. 

As laid out at present the act 
may do for the small time if the 
three a day house wants to pay th% 
price. The demand will be accord- 
ing to the price/L 

It's understood Howard repro« 
duced the turn. Without Howard 
himself in it there was little to 
produce. flime. 



"LE SOLEIl DE MINUIT." 
One Act Piece. 
Nouveau, Paris. 

Paris, June 17. 
Irence Mauget freshened the bill 
at his little house in the ' «ee 
Grevin by a short play in verse of 
Jacques Dcval (son of the former 
'■'" ' wircrtcr of th" Thi^rytro de I'Athe- 
nee). "The Midnight Snn," as the 
French title i.s translated, is a post- 
war epi.sode, it being the duty of a 
diatre.s.'^ed mother to inform her 



HILTON SISTERS (2). 
Piano Act. 
14 Mins.; One. 
American Roof. 

Two girls and a piano. The rest Is 
obvious. Songs, running mostly to 
double numbers. Interspersed with a 
little stepping by the gal up front. 
That is of the Jaxz order, the routine 
smacking jtrongly of rathskeller 
lineage. That ditty about King Solo- 
mon being a "good man" because 
of the fact he was physically capa- 
ble of taking care of his manifold 
spouses and still going strong at the 
age of 40r listens a little off-color 
and doesn't belong with the family 
customer*. 

Pop house deuce spotters. 



ALLEN and CANTOR. 

Piano Act. 

16 Mine.; One (Special Drapes). 

12Sth Street. 

A two woman piano act combi- 
nation, one presiding at the baby 
grand and the other grand baby 
built on Sophie Tucker lines war- 
bling the rags and coon shouts a la 
S. T. herself. Opening with a 



son, after a long convalescence. I double with the pianist carrying 
that he is permanently bli d. She I the theme for the main, the bal 



LIANNE and TALLMAN. 
Songs and Dances. 
10 Mins.: Full Stage. 
American Roof. 

This act may have carried a drop 
or eye in the theatre. From the 
dressing of the girls It is more than 
likely that they did, for the dress- 
ing is of the best. It is both elabo- 
rate and In good taste. One girl 
dances and the other sings. It is 
not a good arrangement for a vaude- 
ville turn, for it really amounts to 
two singles and neither girl has 
enough to do a single. 

The girls have class and that is 
their strongest asset right now. 
There appearance is more two a 
day. but they cannot put over a spe- 
cialty without assistance. In an 
act they would fit very nicely and 
the experience would aid them 
greatly. They do not seem to be 
entirely at home, their exits being 
especially poor. 

A director could fix up the pres- 
ent offering and improve It greatly, 
but It would seem a waste, for the 
girls are driving along the wrong 
road with their present layout. 



STEPPE and LANCASTER. 
Talk and Songs. 
16 Mins.: One. 
American Roof. 

Twj men probably from burlcisque 
run the gamut of vaudevilH mate* 
rial from 15 years back to the prcj- 
ent day. The comedian is 6f tbo 
Hebrew type and shows nothing to 
distinguish him from many other 
burlesque comedians. The rtralgM 
man does very well considering tlkt 
material — (dressed differently), bt 
seems capable of doing a very good 
straight 

- If thi . two men are from bur- 
lesque they are just in vaudevtllo 
for a few weeks, an4.4hoK.])ca^ikbly 
figured that anything was good 
enough for the short time. 

Not a good act. 



commences by singing, tactfully 
breaking the terrible news with 
soothing words and Imaginary Joys 
of the futui-e. It is very touching, 
but could be pruned to advantage. 
Verse Is now popular for romantic 
comedy as well as ancient tragedy, 
but perhaps prose would have been 
preferable for the present melan- 
cholic gem. Business ha.", how- 
ever, fallen off at the Nouv^ au the- 
atre which has now closed for the 
summer, but the short poetical 
work of young Deval merits to be 
recorded. Kendrew. 



*.-.^yTo Off- rang down sud 
denly and to silence. It was seem- 1 CORRELL SISTERS (2). 
Ingly over when the curtain re-lrose I Songs and Talk. 



ance of the vocalizing Is delivered 
by the piano-less miss. The rou- 
tine Is an all pop collection of songs 
Including a Fannybrice mock bal- 
lad that hinged 'em. 

In the deuce position the glcls al- 
most stopped the show, ^he Tucker- 
esqtte bimbo taking the bends in the 
spot while her partner at the other 
end of the rostrum did not show 
up at all for acknowledgement al- 
though beckoned to. The reason for 
this may be a secret all her own. 
but an extra inning In response 
would not have been amiss In this 
Instance. 



an<l the drop scene was on again, 
with the lovers in an unexplained 
after-piece over a biiby carriage — 
perhap." that was the roa'^on for the 
delay. The comiiany r< -'is.strnMed, 
singing bits of the s«>ii^s from the 
act and taking Individual and team 
applauBC, courtcou.sly but not vocif- 
erously granted. 

This is a fair act of itM lyi»r, but 
It is not Uroadway stuff, ilio j^:h it 
has several rem<'mberable - lements, 
notably Mi.js Keate, Gordon and 
that scene in "one." ' lAiit. 



8. L. Harris, fi»rmerly eonneited 
with theatrical trade papers, is now 
the theatrical service representative 
for the Realty Associates Invest- 
ment Corporation, where he is pop- 
ularizing a new form of guaranteed 
Investment known as "Prudence 
Bond^" 



12 Mine.; One. 
Greeley Square. 

Restricted numbers mark the 
offering of the Correll Sisters, a 
new combination including Gladys 
Correll, formerly of Gllroy. Dolman 
and rorrell. The girls, one slight 
and one buxom, both of the blonde 
order, open with an introductory 
numb«'r in which they announce 
they credit an author for their 
present material. A novelty .*90ng 
and dance continues the offering 
with Gladys returning for a num- 
ber and comedy chatter, wltl the 
two girlB using a' double song for 
their clo.^injr effort For an early 
Bpo: on thr«e-a-day programs these 
girls can deliver. (Jladys In Ids the 
turn up with her partner, an ener- 
getic worker, althctugh m( kin»r in 
singing ability, with the turn sufTi- 
ciently entertaining to make the 
i grade in the No. 2 spot 



JAMES S. BLONDY and SISTER. 
Acrobatic and Juggling. 
7 Mine.; Three. 
Fifth Ave. 

Sister is used mostly to dress the 
turn. She appears In one for a song 
and dance that meant little. Into 
three, the nxan rppcared entrancing 
by somersaulting over a table, us- 
ing a spring board device. He Jug- 
gled balls, then got down to acro- 
batic stunts. 

double pedestal equlUbrlstlo 
was followed by a head bal- 
ance on the table, then a somer- 
sault through a hoop via the spring 
board. Miss- Blondy. becurled and 
young, had another dance, Just kill- 
ing the wait while her t)rother 
fetched "Rusty. " a little dog skilled 
In balancing on her front paws. 
Blondy manipulated the dog well 
and closed the turn with another 
ult otunt. The turn opened 

Ibee. 



GLADYS KELTON. 
Xylophoniste. 
12 Mins.; One. 
City. 

Gladys Kelton, a comely little 
brunet, offers a regulation xylophone 
repertoire, starting with Liszt's 
Second Hungarian Rhapsody, "The 
Rosary" following and played with 
the soft marimba effect. Jazzy med- 
ley next, with the Instrument ad- 
Justed back to the staccato percus- 
sion effect, used for the opening 
and pop song In fast tempo for fin- 
ish. Miss Kelton plays with au- 
thority and technical ability, and 
enhances the musical values of her 
act with a personality and smile 
that wins. Turn fitted snugly No. 
2, at City. It will do likewise In any 
of the pop houses. Bell. 



L'HOMME ET SON DESIR. 

Swedish Ballets. 

Th. des Champs Elysees. 

Paris, June 15. 
The troupe of dancers known a« 
the Swedish ballets, having rs- 
turned from Spain to Jacqu«« 
Hebertot's fine theatre in Paris, It 
was necessary to give a novelty. 
This was In form of a work by Paul 
Claudel, a French ambassador in 
the Orient, to music by Darlul 
Milhaud, produced and danced by 
Jopn Porlln. It in a curious show, 
which has not met with unanimous 
approval. 

The scene presents four floors: at 
the top black personages symbolis- 
ing the nocturnal hours, below » 
role representing the moon and an- 
other a cloud. Still -lower a per- 
sonage representing the reflectio* 
in the water of the previous char- 
acters. In the midst we see Borlin, 
in light attire, manoeuver with two 
dancers, figuratively meaning De- 
sire and Memory. 

The ballet was supposed to have 
been Inspired in the virgin forenXM 
of Brazil, with unrccognlzabio 
animals and birds. The music i» 
noisy, with portions like a thousand , 
linotypes In operation. Those » 
the audience who grasped tne 
beauty are fortunate. Som« 
whistled, a sign of dissatisfaction 
In France. The curious show » 
well mounted; it is bizarre, strango 
and probably considered new an. 

Aa such It may attract a few. 

Krndrew. 



Ibatlc 
stunt 



MANNERS and LOWEREE. 

Song. 

10 Mins.: One. 

American. 

The little girl Is the strong link, 
although she Is not doing nearly 
enough. She has appearance, 
dresses well and a personality that 
Is most engaging. The man sings 
fairly well and the acts^ops there. 
If they wish to go ahead with vaude- 
ville they will have to find some- 
thing else worth while for their spe- 
cialty, .lust now it is the cute littK- 
miss. 

An act with a .ittle story, with a 
little comedy and a bit of dancing i.s 
needed. At present Just the sing- 
ing and the appearance are not 
, enough. 



MARTIN and SANAI. 
Violin and Accordion. 
12 Mins.; One. 
125th St. 

Two men playing violin and ac- 
cordian. with nothing out of in* 
ordinary. Playing a classical ''<''^' 
ton at the opening they foll<w wltn 
solos, and finish together with tne 
popular numbers. There is lii^'l* oi 
showmanship. They dont hand n 
to them as though they "^^''^^J.A*! 
in fact, they appear to be a Utt 
afraid of themselves. - 

As far as the music is coiuernea 
there is always some re.^iHjnse to 
com»>inatlon« of thl>» sort, i' tney 
can play at all ar.d thcr- «<>- i''*^ 
fairly well. 



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Friday, July 1, 1921 



VAUDEVILLE REVIEWS 



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; ALHAMBRA 

Matt HaynM and the Courtney 
SIsten divided the applause sravy 
Tuesday eTenin^. Mloa Hajrnes 
•rorked easily and with perfect 
vaudeville ataocato, aiming the 
jiMigha eo no sleeper oould mlsa 
them, and surpriBlner at the end 
with a high and melodious soprano 
trill after she had been heartlessly 
burlesquing just that kind of garg- 
]ers. The Courtneys have talcen 
out some of their stale material and 
Interpolated fresher numbers, with 
happy results. Next to closing, they 
swam in appreciation. Their string 
quintet, also, seemed to have im- 
bibed some vaudeville pep and pop- 
ular atmo.'phere, and played more 
as a feature five than as a lyceum 
tarn, its main shortcoming during 
the early showings of this new act. 
Mel Klee closed the show. That 
ja the spot for him when he is 
strong enough to hold it, as his 
niain comedy comes of referring to 
the acts ahead. Her© he held in 
most of them and proved far be- 
erond the average closing act at 
least. As long as he takes no exits 
he can survive in the spot, and as 
long as he ctm it gives him a sort 
of distinction, for few singles in his 
4ind of specialty would attempt It. 
i^ Louis BerkofC and Sister Freda 
(New Acts) opened and gave the 
.«bow a hop-skip-jump start. Do 
Voe and Statzer, the unusual ath- 
letes who finish on apparatus 
whereby the "topmounter" is above 
'and the "understand."" below, did 
nicely, second. Their banjo open- 
ing, their comedy asides and the 
feaxaphone solo were fair, but every 
one knew something must come 
that they could do better. The clos- 
ing tricks were hummers. 

Baroness Hollub (Harriett Lor- 
raine), assisted by Harry Crawford, 
a scissors dancer and earnest com- 
edian, went lightly. The baroness 
may be a neighborhood card, but 
the audience did not say so volubly, 
nor voluminously, either. 

The house was peppered with 
scattered patrons, the box ofTlce 
^an having made an artistic job 
jol it. Just why folks who pay for 
seats must take poor ones In order 
Tthat the house should look prosper- 
^ohs is an old question. This box 
V)fflce man made It new again. Sov- 
9«ral parties refused the seats as- 
fslgned them when they saw plenty 
of empties in intermittent gaps 
further up. This, spreading out of 
the ones who were in seemed to 
make for light laughter and un- 
enthuslastlc applause. If it fooled 
any one, it is hard* to understand 
just how. Therefore, it seemed 
purposeless and worked out as a 
harm rather than a help. When 
business is bad why make it worse 
by angering those who are willing 
to pay for a hot night in a theatre? 
"They're Off," a new Carlton 
Hoagland musical comedy produc- 
tion act, closed the first half and 
ran for more than 40 minutes. 
(New Acts.) William Ebs, the liv- 
ing dummy, opened the second por- 
tion and went hesitatingly, though 
he fooled a good many and got 
genuine amassment ^Vi-n he "came 
to life." His enC3re, again, lupered 
It downward. 



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PALACE 

Reappearances feature this week's 
bill at the Palace with the Six 
Brown Brothers back for their first 
Broadway vaudeville showing after 
a long sUy with Fred Stone's 'Tip 
Top." Florence Moore Is also at 
the Palace for the first time since 
embarking on a musical comedy 
career. John Steel held over and 
another musical comedy entry 
makes for a Ritzy bill that breezed 
through to about three-quarters of 
a houseful Monday night. 

Steel repeated his triumph of last 
week, tenoring his way to ambitous 
heights and singing as long as 
there was a demand, which ran his 
score up to abput eight numbers. 
His delivery, technique and show- 
manship, not to speak of appear- 
ance and voice, establish him as a 
feature for vaudeville as long as he 
fishes to stay. He was in fifth posi- 
tion, which showed excellent Judg- 
ment on the lay out, for down lower 
on the bill the act following would 
have been sacrificed. 

Stan Stanley, after a year's 
absence, was back In his former 
audience turn Just *ahead of Bteel. 
Stanley seems to have fully re- 
covered his health and looks poimds 
heavier. The act remains the same 
^ith May Stanley more prominent, 
Shu having developed into quite an 
as^et in addition to adding oceans of 
class in a red short skirted cos- 
tume In which she looked ravish- 
ing. The former king of the trampo- 
line Is handling talk as to the man- 
ner bom, but should freshen up 
tome of the crossfire used after he 
ascends the stage. He announced 
his return and gratification with 
the reaultB in a brief speech. 

"Flashes" closed the first half in 
bang-up stylo, mainly through the 
efforts of I>oc Baker. Polly Walker 
and the Piersons, a pair of nifty 
steppers who stopped the act on 
one occasion with a double eccentric 
routine. The house couldn't get 



enough of Polly, who looked like 
money from home. Polly was turned 
out during one of nature's happiest 
momenta and in addition can sing 
and danoe graeefully. She is an 
ideal ingenue for the little musical 
revue. 

Second after intermission Six 
Brown Brothers scored a comedy 
and musical hit with their playing. 
The turn remains practically the 
same in construction as when last 
seen In the two-a-day houses, with 
Tom Brown handling the panto- 
mimic lead stuff in blaclcfaoe, with 
the five others In harlequin costumes 
and clown make ups. They are the 
same sterling musicians, with the 
same sure assortment of musical 
comedy and popular song melodies 
that left the varieties for the legit 
attractions. The vaudeville engage- 
ment was possible on account of the 
early closing of the Stone show this 
summer. 

Florence Moore opened the last 
half. Miss Moore has her act in 
shape now and has injected some 
ad lib stuff that sounds fresh and 
original. She is working faster and 
getting her nut stuff over without 
any lulls. A brief dance In "one" 
was substituted for the **Ha Ha He 
He" song of Sam Mayo's, but the 
song was rung in later, when an- 
other encore was demended. Miss 
Moore announces in a speech that 
she purchased the American rights 
from Mayo, but is still silent as to 
the origin of the former Alice Lloyd 
standard, "Did Your First Wife 
Ever Do That?" also Used in the act. 
She scored strongly Monday night, 
being forced to two encores and a 
speech that was one of the funniest 
contributions of the evening. 

Garcinetti Brothers, in trampoline 
acrobatics and hat Juggling, made 
an Interesting opening turn with 
Holls and Iloyce in their first Palace 
appearance, scoring a distinct im- 
pression second with some nifty 
stepping. This iialr worked as hard 
as Dempsey did this week and de- 
served the generous receipts ac- 
corded. The hooting included ec- 
centric, eccentric waits clog, buck 
and acrobatic stuff. 

Whipple and Huston, third, in 
their allegorical conceit, "Shoes." 
did nicely. The man has an easy 
personality tliat is refreshing, with 
the girl foiling nicely. The act con- 
tains an idea which hasn't been 
beaten to death and makes a pleas- 
ant structure for the talents of the 
two principals. 

Muldoon, Franklyn and Rose held 
them in in the closing spot With 
songs and dance doubles. Muldoon 
handles the vocalizing, which con- 
sists of introductory songs for the 
different dances. The steppers are 
a erraceful pair who will interest 
following all the dancing tuma A 
"tough" double at the start contains 
a Frisco finish when the boy pushes 
the girl to her knees as he aclenowl- 
edgee the applause alone. His acro- 
batic Jumping solo was the biggest 
applause winner of the routine. 

Con. 



RIVERSIDE 



The weather appears to be the 
unbeatable champion. It was its 
real test this week and if Ethel 
Barrymore cannot beat it, then it 
might Just as well be handed the 
belt and declared full owner for 
all time. The business Monday 
night was better than it was a week 
ago and also the matinee was much 
better, but it was only ordinary* 
At night there was nbout a half a 
house down stairs with a little bet- 
ter on the upper fioor. The theatre 
w i:s i>robably as cool a st>ot as 
could be found and It was quite com- 
fortable for the first half, but began 
to grow sticky toward the finish. 

Miss Barrymore and her company 
received a very warm T\-"Tfome both 
at the opening and at the finish of 
the Barrie playlet. The audience was 
rather insist -r.r at t^^ close, ex- 
1. g but not receiving a| speech. 

The sketch was moved from the 
last half to closing the intermission, 
the logical spot for it. Miss Barry- 
more looks extremely well, perhaps 
never better, and in her smart 
tailored suit and little crush -on hat 
needs take nothing from the many 
ingenues of the present day legit 
stage in the matter of looks. 

They handed Tom Patricola the 
prize Job of the evening down in the 
closing spot, following the only 
other real comedy act on the pro- 
gram. It didn't seem to bother him 
a great deal, although It would bo 
ridiculous to say he did as well as 
he would have earlier on the bill. 
He is doing a real vaudeville turn, 
the kind that make variety shows. 
Every bill could stand a couple of 
them, but they aro not to be had. 
Here is one boy that they have not 
spoiled by dressing him up or by 
taking away his wooden shoes. lie 
retains the shoes tljat almost every 
dancing act has discarded and 
makes them as big a hit a.s any of 
the dancers liave made who passed 
them into the disortrd. Iren*.- Drlioy 
Is not to be overlooked in tiie Hpeci- 
alty; she carries enough el.'t.KS for 
three hoke comfdiMns. She sings 
one song and what ai)pe;ir.in(e will 
do Is dtmonstrated cl« uly in tlils 
number. It's a safe bet that not 
a person in the audience ever r«'- 
mombcrs the lyric, melody or title 
of the song after she has finished. 



Miss Delroy has more than appear- 
ance. She is a good dancer and 
possesses personality and style. 

Solly Ward and Co. were the 
other comedy act. It also did well. 
The turn is very good in spots and 
drags in others. It is built around 
Ward almost entirely and It is due 
largely to his mannerisms that the 
comedy gets over. The comedian 
is ably supt>ur£wu i;7"3)£&/^on Murrti> 
and a girl not mentioned. The 
touches of pathos are neatly han- 
dled. Miss Murray figuring equally in 
these with the comedian. Each bit 
is nicely turned for a laugh, which 
is the best sort of comedy. The act 
runs five or six minutes in "one" 
before going to the full stage for its 
finish. It is a good comedy act for 
the big time, but not sensationally 
so. 

Signer Friscoe, No. 4. perhaps the 
sweetest spot on this bill, turned in 
a real solid hit. Friscoe is not do- 
ing a straight xylophone act. He 
has the phonograph arrangement 
for a little novelty that is well pre- 
sented and liked and carries a 
couple of plants which he uses when 
calling for selections. Quite a bit 
of comedy is forthcoming here. 
Especially the woman who Insists 
upon the "Humorcsque" &nd finishes 
by humming it, to show how it 
goes. Oscar Lorraine used this 
some time ago in his specialty, but 
it is still good and sure fire. Friscoe 
outside of the fooling and the 
novelty bit can play the instrument, 
which is the big asset. It is an 
entertaining specialty. 

Mr. Hyma'ck, the first of the three 
single men on the bill, amused with 
his novelty trick clothes specialty. 
The act remains much the same 
with a change here and there and 
Is still mystifying. 

Chas. Forsythe Adams opened the 
second half singing five or six num- 
bers without stretching It any. He 
shows a double voice arrangement 
which is very good, not giving the 
impression of the falsetto as foccil)ly 
I as most doing this style of %ork. 
His natut-al voice is good enough 
in itself to get him by without the 
trick stuff, although the announce- 
ment of the three voices, etc., gives 
him a little different twist from the 
Simon pure straight singers. A 
piano player is carried. 

Lloyd and Good, two men black- 
face, were No. 2 with dancing and 
colored dialect specialty. They 
iiave some funny dance combina- 
tions, but the talk and the crap 
shooting bits are rather familiar. 
The boys seem capable of doing 
something better than their present 
specialty affords. They made a 
much better number two act than 
is usually seen in these houses and 
they gave the show a start which 
sent it on Its Way to a well put 
over vaudeville entertainment. 

Josie O'Meers, with her dancing 
on the wire, opened the show. It is 
a clean cut little specialty that runs 
a scant seven or eight minutes, but 
is a neat opener and followed by a 
good number two act should b« 
desirable in the spot anywhere. 



BROADWAY 

Choixg and Rosie Moy opened 
Monday night, setting a listless pace 
that wasn't punched up much any- 
where in the running. It was plenty 
hot, and there was cheating on both 
sides of the foota 

Bernard and Ferris, a boy with 
a freak falsetto soprano and a 
heavyweight baritone, featured a 
mother song. It was sickly in lyrics 
and delivery. For »- finish a com- 
bine of Jazz and opera helped, and 
the pair got away pretty well. The 
Number 3 turn, Schictl's Wonder- 
ettes, a marionette act of extraord- 
inary quality for its kind, without 
any offstage vocalics of talk or song, 
mopped up the entertainment whizz 
of the evening. Cahill and Romaine 
went decently with their wop and 
black, whistling and yodeling their 
way to an applause finish. The 
league of nations speech is about 
due to drift into the past, and woui^^ 
not be mourned. 

Harry and Kitty KeUy, in a Uxl 
station comedy skit, worked neatly 
in song. Harry has a bully volco 
and knows how. The talk sounds 
home-made, and the best that can 
be said for it Is that it cuea the 
song. Ths 'phone bit, with the 
girl's voice audible through the re- 
ceiver, was corking; a little belter 
showmanship wonld pull it higher 
yet. "Old Irish Mother" and "Apple 
niossom Time" cleaned up for them, 
though the fair Kitty can't quite 
pipe along with Harry in singing 
doubles. 

A Creole Cocktail, four i. en and 
two girls, presenting a variety of 
Instruments. opened Impreslvely, 
but didn't hold up. Carry a cyclo- 
rama and try hard, but luck th.it 
"spiritual" get -over. Colored folk 
In vaudeville are either hearty In 
their registering, or they are no- 
where. Bevan and Flint put It over 
as they always do with the hokum 
and dancing In "one." This Is now 
one of the surest next- to-closing In 
the realm. Johnny Couloni former 
l>nfam champ, in the weight resist- 
ing act which landed AHsocj.jted 
i'ress cables from the other sldo 
closed, holding the house to man 



to the ason and thereby kidding 
theiii. vu« by keeping open over 
the summer, can't make money, that 
the Brighton on Its always poorest 
night, Monday, should have had a 
90 per cent, attendance. That, too, 
with H " lorson's, down Coney 
Island way, terribly off the same 
evening. But (Jeorge Itobinson said 
it was no party. Just a draw, so the 
-cr^it C^'*. .to-, »<«'j^M H»^ker. one ot 
those sensitive headliners always 
worrying over th*- liUMiucss yet will- 
ing to take a chance n the hot 
weather. 

Hot weather has broken the heart 
of more than many headliners who 
thought they were "dravv-s." Still it 
looks as though Miss I3akcr is ...... 

Her spot was changed from next to 
closing to second after intermission, 
to help her make a train she missed. 
And on top of that. Belle cheated. 
She sang seven songs where she 
should have sung nine, but she left 
'em flat and wishing after 21 min- 
utes. It's the best way after all. If 
pride comes before a fall, in vaude- 
ville vanity causes many a flop. 

Miss Baker was the clean-up of 
the show, getting the most npplausu 
on her entrance and the most dur- 
ing the turn, although the biggest 
single salvo was for the No. 2 act, 
Harry and (?race Ellsworth, with 
Harry retting it for his hoch work. 

The Brighton thte week has nearly 
an ail-danclng and straw-hat break- 
ing program. It seemed as though 
nearly everyone danced and the 
straws passed away as they ap- 
peared. Maybe It was fortunately 
the Ellsworth's were No. 2, for when 
three turns in one program try hoch 
stopping, it's the tirst that will re- 
ceive the most, though Ellsworth's 
dancing is feature work. Orace 
Ellsworth appeared to depend more 
upon her clothes. They were dressy 
in an attractive mamier that Just 
mi.ssed being startling. The Ells- 
worths were rushed In, deputizing 
on the program fpr . Henry and 
Clark. .■:':-._ .' 

A turn of speed and class was the 
Sammy Lee act. closing the first 
part, with its hovelty opening num- 
ber, of trunks' interiors represent- 
ing a furnished flat. Mr. Lee 
worked with his usual ardor and 
his "Lady Friends" looked nice. 
This is said to be Lee's return to 
the turn following his accident with 
it some months ago, when he broke 
or sprained his ankle. Donald Kerr 
assumed the lead in his absence. 
The Lee act can go anywhere on 
looks and work. 

Opening after Intermission' was 
the Johnny DoUey new turn (New 
Acts), Dooley switching positions, 
according to the program, for the 
night show with De Haven and 
Nice, who went Into the third spot. 
In the Dooley act, for the finish, 
Oordon Dooley came on, kidding 
around with Johnny, both making 
falls, and Gordon's straw being one 
of those ruined. The other Dooloys 
are at Henderson's this week. 

De Haven and Nice have the new 
act they put out last fall, more 
travesty that did not help Dooley, 
but which might have been unable 
to follow Dooley's. The two boys 
open as "Mulligan and Mulligan 
from the West," recalling quite 
muchly the Innls Brothers. I3ut 
this is a bit, followed by tiielr "bub- 
ble" dance In courtier costuming, 
quite the best thing of the turn and 
original. It Is the single bit not 
reminiscent of something else and 
it's enough, with the rest consid- 
ered, to make this a theroughly 
comedy number. The boys have al- 
most entirely thrown away their 
former dancing routine, only doing 
one piece of It at the finish. 

No. 4 held Leo Beers, who seems 
to fit in anywhere. There's some- 
thing unique in ihe ^lo'essioncl 
way about this single entertainer, a 
pianologlst, with an easy style and 
easy song recitations, who swings 
on with a cane nrii a hat and 
swings oft the same way, who 
seems to be working all the time 
and who seems to get over. Tt Is 
unique among male singles, as 
Beers Is unique among them. May- 
be It's ill.*) songs, maybe It's his per- 
sonality, or maybe It's Just the 
combination, but it's so neverthe- 
less. 

Next to closing were Demarest 
and Collet to, who exchanged places 
with Miss Bak< r Bill 



Miss Baker did It with ^T^^Iness with 
the orchestra leader that lifted up 
the humor of the audience. It was 
funny Another ballad and another 
comic, both published, finished the 
regular list, in the encore invita- 
tion calls. "Take It Off, Wrap It 
Up," was favored, though "Eli. FAi'* 
was howled for, while some one who 
sounded like x i....^^ i with a 
healthy voice kept yelling from the 
rear of the iu/u^v^ fur auuthwr 2r<;pu« 
lar number he couldn't induce Miss 
Baker to sing. 

The young mother's appearance 
must be mentioned. Thinner than 
ever, nicer looking than ever, better 
dressed than ever (In one gown she 
wore continuously) and working 
better than ever, not forgetting she's 
drawing Iwtter than ever — and in 
the summer tlma Some gal! 



HENDERSON'S 

The show at Henderson's, Coney 
Island, just dragged and dragged 
Monday night. There were two 
reasons outstanding for the slow 
tempo— the show itself and the 
audience. Too much sameness and 
a dearth of come<1y. Monday night 
It seemed the weather was made to 
onier for Henderson's — hot and 
muggy in the city and nice and eool 
at the Island. There were Just 
about half a houseful. Eight acts 
this week, with William and Gor- 
don Dooley and Morin Sisters head- 
lining. Tempest and Sunshine 
was the other act in the "lights." 

News Weekly started the show, 
and Barbette got the vaudeville 
section off. Barbette is a female 
impersonator./ wire-walker and 
aerlalist. He's excellent at all 
three. Some of the swings in- 
cluded in the ring and trapeae 
tricks are wonders. Most bring 
Barbette to the outside of the 
proscenium, the rings and trapese 
describing a half circle. The fact 
that Barl>ette is Impersonating is 
not made obvious, the disclosure 
eoming as a surprise at the finish. 
Had the rest of the show traveled 
at Barbette's speed, it would hava 
been far more entertaining. 

Musical Hunters Second. Ifs a 
long time since sleighbells have 
been played around in vaudeville. 
The Hunter act opens with a bell 
solo. Violin and brasses for the 
rest of the selections. They pleased. 

Ed Janls and company, third, 
seemed to run over-long with a 
ding-donging of singles, doubles, 
etc. Southern Sisters dance neatly; 
look nice in several cost u ma 
changes, but have too much sing- 
ing allotted them. Janis danced 
nimbly, and Carmen Rooker landed 
her best with an Oriental dance. 

Fred Bernard and Sid Garry were 
next. More double singing num- 
bers, right on top of those preced- 
ing. The boya work in a light tan 
make-up. A darker shade would 
bo more convincing. If the illusion 
of an impersonation Is aimed at. 
If not. why bother about any shade 
of tan? The small 3r of the team 
does Jolson and Cantor, the other 
chap Belle Baker and Eddie Leon- 
ard. Applause for all of the imita- 
tions. The turn drew down the 
star closing applause of the show. 

William and Gordon Dooloy 
closed the first half. The brothers 
were the third in a row to do double 
numbers, and while theirs were of 
a comedy nature, the double thing 
was there, and by this time had 
commenced to outwear its welcome 
through so much previous double 
stuff. The "hoke" got some laughs 
and missed a few. The travesty 
Apache scored with its falls, as did 
the violin and miniature piano bit. 
so well handled by the knockabout 
brothers. Morln Sisters hit a 
bull's-eye with each of their double 
dances. Johnny Dooley was at the 
Brighton. Following their turn at 
Henderson's, Gordon Dooley went 
over to the Brighton to visit 
Brother John. Brother John might 
have done the same for Krothers 
Bill and Gordon at Henderson's. 
The show needed something un- 
usual. 

Jay Dillon and Betty Parker fol- 
lowed tho Topics, opening the aec- 
ond half. More double songs. No 
wonder the show ran slowly 



TAii, The 

niilon and Parker turn naturally 

_ Demarest I suffered from so much singing and 

had to follow a heavy dancing and dancing before. It'a a classy little 



BRIGHTON 

Monday night's crowd at tho 
i lirigliton at the beach looked llk^« a 

party. It dliln't seem possllile that 
1 in the.^e days, when cvi-n the the- 

atrts v^aigioc their rent 40 weeks 



offering ttiat should show up 
strongly in the right spot What a 
good comedy turn could have dune 
next to closing is speculative of 
course; but It's a cinch it would 
have made up for a lot missing in 
the show. Tempest and Sunshine 
had the spot, however, with more 
double song-, the show having de- 
veloped by this time Into a sort of 

'il'w '!w*?"* *^"* ■*• They did well 
with their several numbnv. Mlgn- 
onette Kokin and Galettl's Monkeys 
closed. Here was a real oomedy 
turn, m splaced in this show. The 
Hhinunylng monk and tlMi hair-cut- 
ting bit were howls. Too bad prece- 
dent had to have this laughing 
novelty act closing. /.//. * 

AMERICAN ROOF 

About half the usual attendance 
Wcis on hand Monday night , ,,|. 
lars willing. Hweltorlng In' iha 
Meat, lazy and larkad-xlsactl tn 

^ , tiM-li ain<r..l(.ition wiiicU very i w 

MlsH B.tkcr WSH marked in contrast i "^ the arts merited and 'cold" in 
throughout, "iioldlng IlandH." .m- ' '^''■"''f proiK)rtlon to the extreme 
other restricted song with a bear of '"'^h ten»p<.raiure. 



comedy performance, but he had no 
sooner taken his second funny fall 
than the house was with him and 
his pretty partner. Tire Stellajeans 
closed the show. 

Van Cello and Mary were pro- 
grammed to oprn. hot .Mary Taylor 
alone wns mention«^d by the side- 
lights. iviJM.i 'i'.i.v i.*rr was i,v. thi? 
wire, talking, and, according to the 
applau.se, m.idc- an Impresi^Ion. 

Of the seven Kongs Ml.ss IJ iker 
iisfd throe were restricted. Her 
first, "Welcome Stranger," is one. 
It wns written l»y i^ianehe Merrill 
In ^Uhh MeniU'M Ix'.Mt lyrical styb' 
While Hut^ji-et to opinion Jts too per- 
Honal, its lyric, however, api)e:ils 
.vtron^^ly to thoMc not convers.mt 
with MisM r.Mker'.s (lomeatic happl- 
nfK3, .ind "O !t g»t.-! to '«'m both w^^ys 
right at tho ,st irt of tlie turn. An- 
othrr of the restricted ones, 'Iri.sh- 
Jewiflh .Tubilee," was written by 
Kalmer nnd Hul)y. th.it funmaking 
pair of songwriting entfTtaincrs. It 
was a fine YIddNh number for con- 
trast with tho (opening song, nnl 



a, snapper finishing line, wa.s wiit 
ten by Licwis and Young, lint for 
real comedy it was "All Over." ^s 



Turjior and (Wnrt^ op».r)e(! thiii 
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Kane A Herman 
Rooney A Weston 
Annabelle 
Fred Hughea Co 
*Da Toronof Co 
Roy Ilarrah Co 
(One to nil) 

lat half (4-C) 
Peres A Marguerite 
Will Mahoney 
Ardath A Daa 
(Others to Oil) 

Practor'a tSd^Bi. 

td half (SO-S) 
Roland Travera Co 
Clara Carroll 
Johnaon Baker A J 
Foley A LaTour 
King A Irwin 
Tha Dancera 
(Two to All) 

1st half (4-«) 
Catty A Nelaon 
Frad Allen 
Laa A Cranstan 
(Others to fill) 

id half 47-l«) 
Clifford FordOB 
Jaaa LACrosaa 
Craola Cocktail 
(Olhara to fill) 



AUSTIN and ALLEN 

lADWAT TO Tn O] 



Walch Oa 

muf oiMOB 

lf«lT* ma 
Uniaa Fltsgarald 
•IHatU A KoklB 
|Om to All) 
Id half 
Umty Hayaes 
le«B Adair Ca 
Mwarda t 
WUlla Bolar 
Prlneeas Rajah 
IOm to fill) 

KaUh'a HamUlon 
Bdlth Taliaferro Co 
Willie Bolar 
BeTan A Flint 
Roy Harrah Co 
Devoe A Rtatezer 
(Obo to All) 

2d half 
Taaa Mills 
CH^ng A Moey 
Jebnaon Bakar A J 
If A A Seymour 
Tha Frabclles 
Ford A Ooodrloh 

Moaa' R«gant 
H A A Seymour 
Qraat Henri Co 



1m I. 



Ooa Bdwarda Rar 
Coogan A CMay 
Laaa A Hendricks 
JahBson Bakar A J 
■dwards 1 
Marie Casper 
2d half 
Chaa Harrison Co 
Lao Beers 
Gas Bdwards Rer 
Billy Glason 
(Two to All) 

CONEY IBI^ND 

Brighton 

Harland Dixon Co 
Sully A KouKhton 
Jimmy Lucas Co 
Ruth Roye 
V A E Stanton 
Amaranth Sla 
Wm Ebs 
LAB Dreyer 

ff^nderson'a 
Harry Wataon Jr Co 
Olenn A Jenkins 
Wm Oaxton Co 
Hazel Crosby Co 



SlK'niiari A Roae 
C.'uiii<-y 4 
(Others to All) 

2a half (7-lf) 
I'erez A Marguerite 
cin-enlec A Drayton 
Hal Johnaon Co 
Frank Farron 
"Shadowland" 

ATLANTA. OA. 

Lyrle 

The Tbeodurea 
Violet Carlaon 
Delmoro A Moora 
Rappl 
Bally Hoo 2 

2d half 

The Stennards 
Wm Wolfe Co 
Conroy A Howa 
Trennell 3 

ATLANTIC CITT 

OBTdcn Pier 

Sherwin Kelly 
Russell A Devitt 
Clark A Bergman 
Frlsito Co 
Wilton 81s 
Alex Bros A ■ 
Joe Cook 

BALTIMOl 



Ed war da S 
Harry Delf 
Nanette 
John Steel 
Chio Sale 
Alleen Stanlay 
Bmll A WllUa 

BOSTON 

B. F. Kalik*! 

Walthour A P 
Amaa A Wlathrop 
Kajlyama 
Kramer A Boyla 
4 Marx Bros 
(Others to All) 

ODfOUnfAII 



Dallaa Walhar 
CarltoB A Tato 
Dolca Bla Co 
Bowmaa Broa 
Chaa Bogara Go 
Danay A Barry 
MlehoB Broa 

CISVBLAMD 



MOBILE, ALA. 

(Now Orleana apllt) 

1st half 
Saukua A Bylvers 
Sheldon A Dally 
Hamilton A Barnaa 
Kata A Wiley 
(Obo to All) 

MT. TEBNON. M. T. 
Practor'a 

td half (8«-l) 
Bd ■ Ford 
Herman Ttmberg 
Walter Manihey Oo 
Aadray Maple 
(Others to All) 

1st balf (4-&) 
Frank Farron 
Howard A Clark 
"Bhadowland" 
Van Collos A Mary 
(Othera to All) 

Sd half (7-1*) 
Harry Haydaa Ca 
Qalxay 4 
Ardath A Daa 
Kltamara Japa 




W A H 

JAB 

Ealfflar 



la Oa 
Ma«k 




Mftak A Reading 
II A Wllllai 
ta tjl) 

Sd half 



This Bpmcm 



rmamrvmd for 



'^siaai^m 



14MBBOADWAT Tal. Bryaai Ml-MB 



Jaha Barka 
Parvaaa A OllTar 
rraahUa Ardall Co 



(Jahaatowa opNt) 
lat half 



Tha Brlttons 
Nalaoa A Madlaon 
Mara A Racklasa 3 

BTRACUBB 

& r. Kalth'a 
Alloa DaGarmo 



Tha Harbarta 

Halaa Moratt! 
Fraaoaa Ball Oa 
D D HT 
Mma Dorse's Opera 

2d half 

Pagana 
Valaatlna Vox 
Barns A Frieda 
"Maglo Fan" 
(One to All) 

BABTFORD 

Otopltol 

F A A Smith 
Ooo F. Hall 
Medley S 
Burns A Frieda 
(One to All) 

Sd half 
Wells Virginia A W 
Jerome A Albright 
Austin A Seed 
Romas Troupe 
(One to All) 

TTCW HAVEN 

ISiJoa 

Pagana 
Tarxan 

4 Dancing Chicks 
(Two to All) 
2d half 
Frances Dougherty 
Gee Wll A Kins 
(Others to All) 



OBICAOO 



DANNY DAVSNPORT OFFICES 



Artlata* Rap 
41th 



atatlraa. 



Oar Acta Alwaya Working. 
.) tvitotlS. Phooe: Bryaot 461f 



MICKEY CURRAN, Manager 



(Othan to ftll) 



iI«a«laTllla apllt) 
lat half 
att 81s 
Major Allaa 
Mack A J amaa 
Mohr A Varmoat 
Broa 

N. J. 

'• 

M half (l«-i) 
Rath Reya 
Haary Baatray Go 
Frad Allaa 
BtlhUalto 

M aDoTltt QalBB A K 
NoapoUUa 1 

lat half 
BaMlavtoa A Oraat 
Writht A Dootrteh 
(OChara to BID 



MeRaa A> Clasg 
Larry Harklaa Co 
Many Ooopar 
Traoay A MoBrMo 
Platol A Johi 



DBTBOIT 



DR. JULIAN SIEGEL 

Omolnl Dentlat to tha N. V. A. 
BROADWAY (Putaam Bulltfino). Ne» Verli 



Chong ft Mopy 
<OtherN to fill) 

2d half 
OlllettI ft KoklB 
Carpus Bros 
McFarlane ft Palace 
(Others to All) 

Heilh'a tlst Bt. 
Bassell A Parker 
BAG Ellsworth 
Anderson A Tvcl 
Lydla Barry 
Moalcal BIta 
Barber t A Dara 

KaUh's H. O. B. 

Sd hair (SO-8) 
Krani ft Whlta 

Newell ft Most 
"Shadowland" 
Karthlano H ft W 
Carpoa Dron 
(Oth*>rn to All) 

lat half (4-6) 
M c i M- V i i i (. j ti 1 1 ■ r. A. K 
Green!-^»« \- Uraytnn 

Folvy A Liildur 

(Othira to tUl) 
2d hftlf t7 If) 

Finn * Saw y IT 

Will Mahoni.y 



Croaa & Fantora 
C>aiii«'ron Sla 
Connell T>oona ft 
S Belmonts 
(Ono to nil) 



Z 



BROOKLYN 
Keith's ilnahwlrk 

Patricitla & Delroy 
Bobby Connelly Co 
F'lltn Il'-lena 
Bernard * Towtp 
Pearl Ro^ay Co 
(Others to All) 

Keith's Orpheom 
Ethel Barrymore Co 
Wataon Sla 
Elale I^aBergere 
Hymack 

Brennan A Rule 
•Mllo ft Bloom 
(Othrrs to All) 

Kftlth's Crernpolnt 

?.U.half (nO-3) 
Al K Mall Co 
Will Miihonoy 
Miirc MtDcrinott Co 
ClIfTord A O'Conu'ir 
A ft K Krnbrlle 

lat h:ilf (4-«) 



CHICK— 



YORK and KING 



-HOSE 



Prownt, "THE OLD FAMILY TIN TYPE" 
•-BOOKED SOMI» ON KKM II '^ Ti.MK— 



Cahlll ft Ilomalne 
(Othora to til!) 
ProotM^M l'Zr,th 8t. 

2(1 half (30-d) 
Oladya Drlmar Co 
Duval ft Little 
•*Chlckena" 
*Jean LaCrosae 
Frank J Sidney Co 
(Others to AH) 

lat half (4-«) 
Ckvola Cocktail 
Montrose A Nelson 
(Othara to All) 

Sd half (7-10) 
Catty A Nelson 
PoToa A Btatxer 
lUohard A^alah 
A Cranatoa 
^mm to *u^ 



Finn A 5a\vyfr 
Harry Ilavdrn Co 
Ilartmnn * \Vyl»" 
(Oth«-ra lo nil) 

2d half (7-10) 
Van Cello A Mary 
Aridcrnon & Kurt 
Jran (Jranpne 
(OthiTB to nil) 

Keith's Proapert 

2d half (30-3) 
Carroll ft Gorman 
Urown * OlJonntll 
W McWators Co 
Inman A Lyona 
r>anctnK I^nnons 
"MuRlral llevuetlt ■ 
•Smalla Matds" 
Vi* kAli 14. f) 



Roy La 

Ryaa A Broaooa 
BaxtoB A Farrall 
Dava Harrla 
Ooo Jaaaall Co 
Malnotta 1 

HAZELTON. PA. 

Feelcy^ 

Jay Reftan 
Nelaon A Madlaon 
Sylvia Mora A R 
(Oae to All) 

Sd half- 
Togo 

Mack A Reading 
Marshall A WUllanaa 
(One to All) 

HOLYOKK, MAB8. 
Moantain Park 

Jennler Bros 
Jorome ft Albright 
Austin ft Seed 
Beatrice Ufiane 
Lydell ft MaCy 
Navaaaar Ulrla 
I'd half 

Dotaon 

Tarzuri 

\) l> II? 

Hoyul »nt>tlan I 

(Two to QUI 

.IERSK\ Cljr/, N J. 

B. F. Kelth'a 

2d half (80-3) 
Cutty A Nelaon 
Hal Johnaon Co 
Ardath A Dae 
Joe Darcy 
F ft C La Toar 
(Others to All) 

lat half (i-f) 
Jean LaCroaaa 
Anderson A Burt 
Lazar A Dale 
Kltamura Japs 
(Others to All) 

2J half (7-10) 
Reddlngiun A Grant 
McDevitt Quinn A K 
Foley A LaTour 
Fred Allen 
(Othera to All) 

JOHNHTOWN 

Majeatlo 

(Plttaburgh split) 
Ireno Meyers 
StuDley ft Olson 
Manning His Co 
(Two to nil) 

L\N( .A8TKR, PA. 

Colonial 

I<orlnt( r Iliklaoa 
Kyan A Kyan 
Miirthii iTyor 
((•ii*> to till) 

:*! half 
(3rr;tt lloHitrd 
Cronin \ Hart 
(Two to nil) 

rOliiSVli.LK, KV. 

Kelth'a NatloniU 
(Naahville apllt) 

lat half 
Muaical Juhnt«tons 
Home A WaRer 
Bob K< rna Co 
Carllale ft Lamal 



OUhllo 9Ut) 



Bottr WaaklBftoa 
Potior A Bartwoll 
Bort Lslghtoa 
PtiMroas SoBMB Ca 
(Om to BID 

FOBTLAND, MIL 
BaArldso Caaay Co 


MvlloB A Coram 
Daaaa Fantaalea 
Caag Wah 4 y 
Carlyla B Co 
Harmaa TImberg 
Tompoat A Sunahlne 
Vao f TuUy 

Harry Prica 


JOHN J. KEMP 

Thmatrieai /njoroncv 

■B JOHN 8TBBBT NBW YORK CITY 
Fhoaa Bowliag Orooa !!•• 


Ba^ A DattOB 
AviF A CNoUl 
BlTomma 
Jaok f:oAwaF Oa 
HotaOB A Boattjr 

■OAHOKl^ YA. 

AttoA A OMtor 
Koaaody A Martla 


Mlllor Olrta 
FvlaeotoB A Wataon 
• Bddy Olrla 
MAX Rally 
Poral VoaaUaa 1 

M half 

Laavora A ColUaa 
WIM A Brooka 
Walton 1 



POLl*8 CIRCUIT 

rOBT 

Kay Nallan 
Valentine Vob 
Dotaon 

"Magic Fan" 
(One to All) 

rd half 

F A A Smith 
Helen MorettI 
Frances Bell Co . 
(Two to BID 

BCRANTON« PA. 

PoB'a 

(WUkes-Barre split) 

lat half 
Will Morris 
WUaon ft Kelly 
M Taliafrrro Co 
BAM Howard 
A A G Falls 

WATKRBURY 

PoU'a 

Blue Cloud ft W 
Elaine Beaaley 
Wella VIrKlnIa ft W 
Duval ft Little 
Roman Troupe 

2d half 

The Hrrb«rts 
Goo F Hall 
Modlry 3 

Mme Dorio'a Opera 
(One to All) 

WILKES- BARRR, 
FA. 

Poll's 

(Scranton split) 
lat half 

Alton ft Allen 

Lillian Bernard 

Porter J White Co 

Pletro 

"Dreas R^earaal" 

BOSTON B. F. KIETH 

TaadeTlllo Kxchange, Hoatoa 

BOSTON 2d half 

Hunnlford 
Rose ft Lee Bell 
Zeda ft Hoot 
(One to All) 

LYNN. MASS 
CSordoB's Olympla 
Hunnlford 
R A L Bell 
Zeda A Hoot 
2d half 
Blue Cloud A W' 
Wells A Mont'ery 
Bellls Duo 

NEWPORT. R. I. 
Opora Iloaao 

James Kennedy Co 

Elm City 4 

Rita Goddard's Rev 

Sd half 
ColUna A Plllard 
Margaret Ford 
Preston A Taobol 



WESTEBN YAUDEYILLE 



tato-lAho Thoatro BaOdlag 
BRIXBVIIXB, IIX. 



Chi 



NEW YORK 



Adams (Jo 
Raymond A Lyte 
Story A Clark 
Friend A Downing 
SylTla Loyal Co 

Oordon'a Olympla 

Scollay Sq. 
Frank Gould 
JAB Page 
HIta A ReAow (?o 
Oordoa'o Olympla 

Waahlngton St 
Amanda Gilbert Co 
Haggerty A Ctordon 
Perry Obert Co 

OAMBRIDOX 

Oordoa'a Oaat. 8«. 

Colllaa A Plllard 
Margaret Ford 
Praaton A Taobal 



iPalaco 















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the Attention of the theatrical proCeaelon by being able to book 91 weeks, 
•olid work, extending the eervlce that makee acta stick with him, and 

« reducing, not promising results. WHAT ABOUT YOU? 
/RITE, WIRE or PHONE. 1607-1606 MASONIC TEMPLE BLDQ. 

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OBPHEUM CIBCUIT 

BalMlag, New York City 

CHICAGO 

MaJeollo 

Emma Cania 

Meyers A Hanaiord 

Zohn A Driaa 

Llbonatl 

J B Bernard Co 

Duncan A Carroll 

BamoroS A Sonla 

Btato Lako 
Alan Brooks Co 
l^ortoh A Glaaa 
Swift A Kelly 
G«o Teoman 
Harry Breen 
Ban Some A Dellla 
Bronson A Bdwards 
Follls Sisters 

LOB ANGELES 

Orpheam 

"On Fifth Avenue" 
Frances Kennedy 
Morton ft Nicholson 
Bradley A Ardlne 
Frank Browne 
Plelert ft ScoAeld 
June Elvldge Co 
Kltner ft Reaney 

MILWAUKEE 

Palace 

Lew Dockatader 
Wallace Galvin 
Arnold A Lambert 
Van ft Emeraon 
Howard ft White 
Hart Wagner ft B 
I Regala 

OAKLAND. CAL. 

Orphanm 

Trixle Frigansa 
Melville A Rule 
Billle Miller Co 
Ce Dora 

Young ft Wheeler 
Wllfrled Du Bols 
Bailey ft Cowan 

SAN FRANCISCO 

Orpheam 

"Trip to Hltland* 
Wilfred Clark Co 
Carl McCullough 
Francis A Kennedy 
Barry A WhItlcdRe 
Maz York's Dogs 
The Hectors 
"nubMea" 



Laa Barth 
Keao Fablaa A W 
2d half 

v • i1> . " \ rwa 

ft Violin Misses 

CANITE CITY. ILL 

IVaahlastoa 

CAR Polly 

B Kellar A Chums 

LINCOLN, NBB. 

Liberty 

Morris A Block 
(One to All) 

2d half 
Ackland A Mae 
"I^t'a Go" 

OMAHA. NRB. 

Empnsoo 

1st half 
Benny Harrison 
Kanazawa Japs 
(Tw« lo All) 



La Petite Jcnnis 
Kellar ft Chums 
Walter Ilop'ntr ft Q 
William Norrow Oo 
Keno Fables ft ^ 

tiran«i 
Roale niflr C(> 
Scott ft i;if<a«-tt 
Denamore Bia A W 
Wllhat Trio 
Marka A Wllaon 

2d half 
Elsie Schuyler Co 
Prlmroae MlnstraM 
Bob Milllkcn 
Tha Gaudschmldta 
Han&Uton's Sky'«* 
Rottack & Miller 
Anderson A Uolaas 
(Two to nil) 

2d half 
Rime A Ward i 

Lee Barth :| 

Cooper City 4 
Bimbo 

TOPKKA. KAN. 



I 



Billy Glason 

Now sammrrlac at itao Highlands, R. jr 
PhoBo ItBt Hlghtoado. 



ST. LOl'IS 

Colombia 

Time ft Ward 
Powell ft Adair 
S Violin Mlasea 
Copper City 4 
Ward A Mack 
2d half 



Novelty 
Mack ft Salle 
Gold ft .Stevens 
(Three to All) 

2d h.alf 
Morris ft Block 
Kanazawa Japa 
(Threa to All) 



MARCUS LO£W 

Putnam Ballding, Now York City 



NEW YORK CITY 

Anaerlcaa 

Adams A Chaaa 
Gibson A DeMott 
Detao Better 
Willie Smith 
Blake's Mules 
Boyd ft King 
Morrlssey'sComlquas 
Dody A Herman 
Uyeda Japs 

2d half 
BIcknell 
Arch A Vera 
Brennan A Wynn 
Chas Rellly 
Chaa Ahearn A Co 
Lillian Boardman 
"Welcome Hobm" 
LeMalre A Sheldon 



Boalavard 

White Steppers 
Mammy 
Maxwell 6 
Kane ft Chldh>w 
Lunette Slaters 

2d half 
Ajax A Bmlly 
LaRoac A Lane 
Joe Mack A Co 
Foater A Seamoa 
Adama A Gerhno , 
Avairaa B I 
Frank ManaAeld i 
DoTlal A (?ove7 I 
Chas Hart A Co 1 
LaVaa A DcVlae ' 
"Woadar Girl" 
(One to All) ' 

Sd half 



MANUE£~ROMAIN 



Tho Mfaiatrel 



TRIO 

Fhoi 



■aa BiBsoro i 
IBI Hlahlaad A?e„ 



Llad Broa. 



Herman A Young 
Ulllan Boardman 
Armstrong A Dow- 
ney 
Steppe A Lancaster 
f Royal Hussars 
2d half ' 
Dura A Feeley 
Mammy 
Emery S 
Basil A Allen 
Blake's Mules 

IJnroln Square 

BIfknoll 
Fox ft Venetta 
Crescent Comedy 4 
Foster ft Seamon 
The Arnolda 

2d half 
Herman ft Young 
Carter ft Buddy 
Green ft Myra 
Kane ft Chidlow 
Armstrong A Dow- 
ney 

Grorley Square 
Arch ft Vera 
Octavo 

Morrisaey A Young 
Jroe Mack ft 
Harry T^ee 
King Bros 



Co 



White A Grey 
Johaaqn Cole A # 
Malloa A Coae ' 
Lhlntte-A Tolmaa ' 
(One to All) » 

BR4MKLYN 

MetropoUtaa 

Dnra A Feeley 
Green A Myra 
DeBell A WaUn 
Baall A Allen 
Chas Ahearn Ce 

2d half 
Alvtn A Kenny * 
Octavo 

A A L Barlow 
Barlett Smith A ■ 
M'rrlsn'y's ComlqMT 

Faltoa 

Carter ft Buddy 
Flo Ring 
Hall ft Dexter 
Barlett Smith A 
Reckless ft Arlej 

2d half 
Aerial TjaVaila 
Willie Smith 
DeBell A Water* 
Steppe ft LancaataP 
Nora Jane Co 

Palace 

Johnaon Cnle A Q 
Hughle Clark 



Howard A Scott 
Maaon A Shaw 
Langton Smith A I 
4 Bntertalnera 
The Rials 

NORFOLK. YA. 

Academy 

(Richmond split) 
let half 
F A C I^Tour 
Klass A Brilliant 
JAM Harklns 
(Two to Alh 

PIIIIJiDEi^lUA 

H. F. Keith's 

Kara 

Big Friarno 
Dillon ft rarker 
4 Brown Bros 
Wroe's Buds 

I Wilson Aubrey S 
Kane A Herman 
Florence Moore 



Chaa Jotdfaii Co 
Walah Reed A W 
Melodlea A Stepa 

Sd half 
Heraklnd 
Blva Lloyd 
McCarthy A Stenn'd 
Oraet Kramer A G 
Kerrlllea 

SCHENECTADY. 



S ChuiitVi 
Fred Elliott 
Kafka A Stanley 

WABinNGTON 

B. F. Kelth'a 

Laltelgfl 2 
McCarthy Sis 
Royal GasRoines 
Palo A Palet 
Santley ft S Rev 



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Sayt: Wliea it Casiea ta Beavtlfiil Wardrobe Sea 

**A DANCING HONEYMOON" 

WITH 

FAYE and THOMAS 



110 



NEW IIEADQCARTBRS 

GEO. CHOOS 

WEST 47lh ST., NBW YORK CITl. 
Phone BRTANT Tftl. 



N. Y. 

Prootov'a 

Leavers A Colllna 
Sophie Kasmit 
8 Chnma 
Fraak Gabby 
BAB Bharrock 

Id half 
Lawtoa 
BAR Kelly 

k Nloa 
• A Wataoa 



Adelaide Bell 
YONKKRA. N. 

Proctor's 

Bernlvici Bros 
Vine A Temple 
Bonlta Co 
(Others to All) 

Sd half 
Jack Inglia 
Blly 

OrooB A Myra 
Maoart A Bradford 
fOlkora to 



CEICAOO B. F. KEITH 

Yaodevllle Exchange. Chicago 
CANTON, O. (Ono to All) 
Meyer's I^ke Park 

BAB Conrad 
Herman ft Shirlty 
Melody ft Rythm 



"30 rink Toea" 

LOl I8VILLR 
Fountain Ferry P 

Joe Melvin 
Moody ft Duncan 
Bloom ft Sher 
Williams ft Howard 
Brlndamour 

BICHMOND. IND. 

Murmy 

Steed's Septet 
Jewell A Raymond 
Zclaya 



?d half 
Pete C^urley Co 
row<'ll ft AdHir 
riunkette ft Tltjm.-x'e 
(One to All) 



MEDELON and ¥aVLA 

MILLER SISTERS 

ACT ARRANGED AND PRODUCED BT 

CHANDOS SWEET 
148S Broadway. Suite l«l. Bryant MM* 

— ^ 

2d half 
Reckless A Arley 
Fox A Venetta 
Mabel Harper A Co 
Overholt ft Young 
Hall A Dexter 
Kenney Mason 

Delanrey St. 

Ajax A Bmery 
Hilton Sisters 
Chas. Rellly 
LeMaire ft Sheldon 
Adrian 
Alvln ft Kenny 

2d half 
Pollu 

Morrli»(iey St Young 
Boyd ft King 
Maxwell K 
Baker ft Rogera 
Four Fantlnoa 

NailonnI 

Nora Jane Co 
La Rone A I.ane 
P ft n Hall 
Baker ft Rogers 
4 Fantlnoa 



TOIJ":!)©. o. 
n. F. Keith's 

HuRh Johnaon 
Rice ft Newton 
Ilar'Ron ft CaHtle S 
(Two to fill) 

2d half 

Hill ft Quinell 
Virginia Corbin Lee 
Walton ft Brant 
Nick HufTord 
Princeton Five 



DENTIST 

HoYICKHB'S THRATBB BLDO. 

Dr. M. G. CARY 



S Kundlea 
(Two to nil) 
2d half 
DuTlel ft Covep 
Terminal 4 
Vlollnsky 
Russell ft RuaoaU 
(One to All) 
Warwick 

Lynn Cantor 
Chapman ft Ring 
Terminal 4 
Russell ft RusseA 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Teller Si« 
Playmalrff 
Hughle CInrk 
Norman ft Jeanetto 
(One to All) 

AT LA XT'*, OA. 

Grand 

DanclnfT I>uHrowna 
Kneeland A. PowerO 
G S Gordon Co 
Herman ft Hrlacoa 



VALENTINE VOX 

Orlfliiatiir of ilnglng Id Iwo folcts •ImultAoaoa 



2d half 
White Steppers 
Fhj HInB 

irinatrel Monarchn 
Harry I^e 
T.un»'tte Sinters 

Orphcum 

I.alnne ft Tolman 
Glenn ft Richards 
Harry White 
Mabel Harper A Co 
Kenney Maaon A 8 

2d half 
Uyeda Japa 
Florcace NclaoB 
Adama A Qerbvo 
Dody A Bermaa 
I Royal Haaaaro 



The Nnrvf II<'^ 

::(i hair 

The Rkk;«r«l3 
Chas Rrirt'T 
Wofth ft W. Mng 
(Two to til') 

BALTIMORE 

Hippodrome* 

Aerial Macl4» 
T A A Carter 
licster BerriABd <» 
Beck A Stone 
Daacers Supreme 

BIRMINfiHAM 

nuoa 

Donabelle A Wllsoa 
Knowlca A H-rst 



i Friday, July 1, 1021 



Sb« Morvaa 

Ser h UMB 
^^^ ad half 
BftBcinff DuBtovm 

aord«n C« 

^e N'-rvellOi 
" UOHTON 

Orophcvm 

Itowles & airman 
j^thur Uoyd 
%^nTi>e & Orattan 
B»rt Walton 
Bance OrlginaMtlet 

2d half 
gmrnu)iir & Jean«lte 
l«ada Norr . ■- 
jlofern & Donnelly 



"Mlxtarea" 

Id halt 
Fljtng Howmrda 
Zelar 4k Knox 
T A H Bpeek 
Ward A WtlsoB 
Delfark) Five 

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"BweetieiT" 
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Gene Morgan 
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OKLAHOMA CITY 

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Hal Stryker 
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Jack Goldie 
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Rose Revue 

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Tommy Dooley 
The Crisis 



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Ed Hill 

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Tripoli Trio 
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BUSHMAN'S 

Frank Xpressions 

OR 

The Phliosophy of a Poor Rich Man" 
»A poor rich man had a wonderful dream. 

Of a home that was filled with love, 
Of a wife and a babe sent from God to 
him 
From the beautiful realms up above. 



May Stanley Co 
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Bobby A Earl 
"Fallen Stars" 
Wm Dick 
Apollo Trio 

HIppodroBAo 

(Sunday opening) 
Palerlnos Clreue 
Margaret Merle 
Fred Bchwarta Co 
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Francis A Day 
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Billy DcVere 
LeTemple Co 

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Lockhardt A Lad'le 
Nell O'Connell 
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Texas Comedy 4 
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BUSHMAN'S 

Frank Xprettioiu 

OR ''>s 

"The Philosophy of a Poor Rich Mal^ 
A poor rich nnan had a horrible dr 
Of a castle with rrounds so rare, 
Of nothing but servants, antloi 

such. 
Ills life was barren and bare. 



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VAUDEVILLE BEVIEWS 

continued from Pa«e II 

-^Mliico-lQgKling routine. Sparse re- 
tnms. HiltOR Slaters (New Acts) 
iBred little better. Leddy and 
lieddy, ,hy^ld act, opened vocaliz- 
ing oft stage «nd entering in tramp 
Set-up got nothing for it. Cross- 
re ditto. To "three" for their 
ground stuft and aorobatlcs and 
that won something from the lazy 
etistoiners. . 

Kane and Chidlow (New Acts). 
The Six Boyal Hussars, topllning, 
closed the Arst half with their mu- 
sical routine. The female sextet 
features the brass and rightfully, 
bul there is a little too much of it. 
It seems. A little mixing up with 
Bomething else, say, say, the dulcet 
saxophones, or the like, might im- 
prove matters. The six women 
present a striking appearance in 
their opening orange and black 
eostumlng, the balance of their 
wardrobe being Judiciously se- 
lected as well. 

Boothby and Eberdcan, man and 
Woman piano act, opened after in- 
termission Af»"«' Pootb^-^ lit 
Is that movie panto for the opener. 
The rest of the "Bradley party," 
Imitat A la Trixie Friganza's 
block pariy, U ur.ly Interesting In 
Bpots. Lester Bernard and Co. 
Were the first act really to jazz it 
BD. Bernard Is doing Harry Green's 
•^eorge Washington Cohen" vehicle 
<Aaron Hoffman'B "The Golden 
Gate") ^nd got quite a lot with the 
red and white star business wherein 
A lie is denoted by the danger color 
And a truth by the virgin color. 
When Qreen showed the skit at the 
Palace a coUple of years ago it 
raised quite a rumpus about it be- 
ing sacrilegious and such, butr if the 
way that Eighth avenue bunch took 
it Monday night is any criterion it 
wa9 just a case of much ado about 
hothing. Taken properly, merely as 
burlesQue and satire, it should not 
offend anyone. One hit about that 
Star - Spangled Banner" test 
should be edited. It sounds too 
much like a kind applause request 
And besides doesn't belong. 

Hughie Clark held forth in the 
ace spot and after talking and pIpr- 
Ing a few topped It off with a hock 
dan«e that is dlntinct in that the 
performer thereof is not physically 
built for the terpsichore thing, a« is 
attested by the corpulent physiqn*'. 
That H the novelty and It was suffl- 
cient to send Clark off to a fair 
hand. He used a ditty sung by the 
No. 2 act, but the fact that tlic num- 
ber has a couple of topical vers* .s 
makes its use compulsory as far as 
Clark Is concerned, althouch thr 
Hilton squalys could have just .ts 
^tll eliminated it. 

ppft.ro the curtain rose on th< 
Aerial LaVails there was a frw 
minutes' delay, due to the fact that 
the special props were Itnnjr ad- 
justed. This act carries .some heavy 
steol traps, ladders, perches, all 
combined in one piece of structure, 
*nd its rigging up and transporta- 
tion from the downstairs theatre to 
the Roof nightly will keep the stage 
erew busy the first throe nights of 
this week. Th« aotf itself is worth 
the wait, bowover. ab It combines 



effective comedy with some good 
«»tunt8. .,.. ^ ,.„.,... 

A feature closed. 



FIFTH AVE. 

August weather this June hasn't 
helped business in the theatr^is; it 
is just another handicap. Some of 
the vaudeville have ridden through 
other summers without marked gaps 
in attendance, and the Fifth Ave. is 
in that class. It presents concrete 
evidence of slumping attendance. 
Monday night there was plenty of 
room downstairs. That was not be- 
cause of the bill, which was good 
entertainment. The high tenxpcra- 
ture was the most probable ^cause< 
Some of the draw came from the 
dancing contest, which closed the 
show, that being shown when vir- 
tually the entire hou.se remained In. 
The ."spellers" danced neatly. First 
out was a couple, who started whirl- 
ing too soon, but stuck to it for an 
entire chorus, both staggering off 
stage. The girls In the contest were 
the main idea. All were neatly shod 
and stockinged. 

Lillian Fitzgerald had no trouble 
running off the hit of the evening, 
aided by Billy Grifflths at the piano. 
Miss I'^tzserald recently closed with 
^"'•♦ion, in which she was the 
ccmedienne and leading feminine 
player. Her vaudeville routine de- 
mnn^ much the same as offerc< by 
her prior to her entrance into the 
music|kl comedy field. The im- 
provement lieB in the fact that u is 
condensed to 15 minutes over all. 

Ivan Bankoff, who shared the 
headline billing on the paper, car- 
ried Miss Fitsgerald on in his arms. 
Her "cute" stuff, with impressions 
of a soubret, "Rough Neck Tillie," 
who craved cave-man love, and a 
French maid bit composed the first 
portion of the routine, a sort of song 
cycle. A "comalya" was next. Miss 
F'itzgerald giving a title in Gaelic 
and saying the translation was "Oh 
for a cup of tea the color of your 
neck." A snatch of Yiddish and 
then the opera bit, which held her 
clever cat imitations before the end. 
For an enfore the hou.«H? thought her 
straight sinking of the classical 
"Kiss Me Again" was a "cross," but 
she then went into the number as 
perpetrated in a Coney Island cafe, 
with a whistling fmish. That cleiineil 
up for the lively Miss Fitzgerald 

Bankoff and the remarkable ".\llss 
Phoebe" followed, In the No. 6 spot. 
They, too, are just (»ut of th«' revue 
fleld. having nppeared on Uroadw.iy 
in the last "Or«»enwieh \'ill;iKe Tol- 
lies'' show. Nor wa.s th»'re any 
clKiriKe In their routiin'. Pho^lie w.i«' 
liKhtly dres.s<'d for the oponinir num- 
ber, and it suited the we-.-itber- .^hv 
)oe»ked sunburned on the shouHer.s 
.tnd chest. The sin^'It -foot l)aLuiee 
on her toes is now inserted pet«'ral 
linie.s in I'hocbo'r, ^■pe('ia!t^es. tb;H 
beiuK .*eparate from the prirxipal 
toe bal.'inee with bo<ly bent baek- 
warth It was her baek kirks touch- 
ing her head that won re.sponse. 
however. The Aussian bridal dance 
number is again the finale, and a 
colorful one. A clever pianist aided. 

S. Miller Kent. Thais Magrane and 
Co. in Edwin Burke's "Strategy," 
made a diverting No. 4, and it looks 
like one of Kent's iMst tries. When 
reviewed under "New Acts" recent- 



ly Miss Magrane was not mentioned 
because of an error in billlngi the 
name of "MeOtave" being used In 
error. The rejuVcnatlon of two dope 
habit users has been lightly and 
cleverly worked out, just as the role 
of a Catholic priest isnnade natural 
and moat likable. The cleric in. so 
kindly a rolo and so human holds 
much appeal, and the part was 
played with skill equal to that of the 
two billed pIA.yers. Two much light 
back of the fear stage center en- 
trance made the hangings ,iook 
filmy. 

George Watts, the fat boy comic, 
and Belle Hawley, stately blonde of 
the piano, were allotted next to clos- 
ing and delivered pleasingly. Watts 
ambled forth in a suit of crash ma- 
terial, he being a youth whom the 
warm, weather doesn't fit. Miss 
Hawley, as usual, presented a cork- 
ing appearance in a frocl< of white 
crystal. She has changed tier song 
specialty and "I Want to Be Back 
in Sunny Tennessee" was we\\. suit- 
ed to her. Watts had a new song in 
"Down at the Old Swimming Hole." 
His "MichlgaT T- • " T>,,,.,K. , again 
showed up to excellent purpo.se for 
the finale. 

McDe\ltt, Kelly and Quinn, with 
the piano movers' nonsense, went 
over number three. It was the 
dancing of the boys that landed, with 
their hoofing in "one" the best. Mc- 
Devitt's funny little step with the 
crutch at the close was the laugh 
winner and it brought the trio out 
for several bows. 

Cutty and Nelson made a pleasing 
No. 2. The xylophone and piano 
duet at the start ended a lot stronger 
than it began. The girl's voice In 
a specialty was a surprise. Not only 
her clear, pleasing voice was liked, 
but the style of pauses in the rendi- 
tion of the baljad. lyric was distinctly 
different. Piano and cornet with 
the girl's vocalizing again at the 
close brought appreciation. 

"Shadowland" (New Acts) closed 
the show. .Tames S. Blondy and 
SIstef (New Acts) opened. Jbee. 



female acrobat who insist on talk- 
in^;, fitarted the show off with a 
load on its biBt6k that it never quite 
suceeded in shifting. The acrobatics 
and nip ups are Up to standard, but 
the man's efforts at comedy and 
monologuing are as unfunny as a 
blank sheet of poper. They explr^ 

Clare Carroll (New Acts) suffered 
muchly, follo'winir with spc^iO 
songs, but thawed them out a trifle 
before finishing. Gill ihan and Mur- 
ray (New Acts) didn't have it any 
too soft in the third hole. 

Robert Reilly and Co., i-» their 
Irish singlnfc S-nd dancing skit, 
roused tl»e first real enthusiasm he- 
fore a racially sympathetic gather- 
ing. Reilly has a pleasing voice 
and is a graceful dancer of Irish 
jigs and reels. The songs arc 
sti -ngthencd by two pretty sets 
and the velvet hangings. He is 
assisted by a clever yf»unir.«ler anfil 
a pretty red- headed Irish girl. T*^ 
turn is framed around the courtshlj) 
o' a young Irish gentleman which 
is considerably delayed by the in- 
terruptions of the kid, who has to 
' ' ' 'on each occasion. They 
scored heavily. 

Hughes and Nerret followed, with 
Walter Manthey and Co. closing be- 
rru the featuro picture. i'on. 



comedy out of the work. The »ct If 
in shape to open any of tbo biir-tlini 

bills. 



58th ST. 

With a break In the weatl>er busi- 
ness was fairly good at the Proctor 
hf.use the first half. A typical small 
time bill of six acts, with Walter 
Manthy and Co.. the dancing turn, 
the only big timer i»resent. The 
ter>p4'rs closed the vaudeville por- 
tion, with Hughes, the comedian of 
llughe.s and Nerret, butting into th<- 
turn with traxesties on the dances 
of the prln«i[.als that w;fcs much fun- 
ni<r than his own siHr|;iJtWs* jvi.'st 
abend. 

IluglH'S .Mid .\'eri»t are doing 
probably th*.- worst two-m.in act 
now pliiying any kind of vaudeville, 
hut Hugh*H is deserving of a bett»:r 
fait, for he poa.'fcsse.s real ability 
which is hnpeH'Ssly burie<i in the 
present vehicle and with- his present 
ixirtncr There Isn't an origin\i 
piece of dialog or thought in the 
whole construction. Hughes Is a 
"nut" comedian cf the "falls" type 
and takes some terrific headers. 
These bring the only legitimate 
laughs. Before the softest hcke 
audience in the metropolis they 
went strongly. 

Lizzette and lii^ V*J> ^ male and 



125th ST. 

The heat didn't do as much dam- 
age to the business here as it has 
in other localities around the me- 
tropolis. There were quite a few 
people in the house Tuesday night, 
and in epite of everything they 
seemed to enjoy the show. It did 
not play badly for one of those 
summertime combinations. 

Eddie Foley and Lea Leture have 
the proper sort of vehicle for this 
time of the year. It is just one of 
those singing and fooli:<g combina- 
tions that requires no thought. 

Byron and Langdon are doing bits 
here and there of acts that they 
have done in the past. The skit Is 
built around the chararter whieh 
Byron made famous as the "dude" 
detective. Whether vaudeville has 
hit another style, or perhajis be- 
cause of other reasons, the charac- 
ter does not seem to bo funny. Miss 
Ijringdon retains hep looks and fire 
and does her bit bettc-r than ever 
The xict cau^'ht laughs here and 
there, but the audience didn't seem 
able to make ui) Its mind. 

Ardath and D.ie wrre next to clos- 
ing and pulled down the real ap- 
|)lause .'tnd laughing hit of thf> even- 
ing. The couple have Improved sine*» 
fovn a week or two ago and should 
i:o right along doing so. Miss Dae 
IS a corking straight woman with .a 
fine npfitaranee, but she looks so 
warm in that bkick velvet froek; 
something more summery wouhl be 
bettei for herself and the uiiditnce. 

Lazar and Dale followed Hyron 
and Liangdon, putting two talking 
acts together and making it hard for 
the blackface comedians. They 
went along to fair returns. They 
have a great opening and a good 
finish; now if they can get some- 
thing .to give them some good filling 
they will have a real act. 

Reddington and Grant aro doing 
A very good trampoline act. The 
boys have dressed it a little differ- 
ently and are getting quite a little 



23RD ST. 

A better than average show aI 
the 28rd St. the first half. Thr«A oC 
the six acts were oomody tAVtt4 
which put plenty of llfo In tk4 
show. An Intelligent prograip Ar« 
rangement had each of the comMy. 
acts, which were of a different tsnp«, 
none conflicting with the otbBr, 
spotted for value to themselves, M 
well as the show in general. • 

Tuesday night business was not 
half so bad as might be expected, 
in View of the sultriness of th# 
weather, the lower floor holdinif 
about four- fifths capacity, and th4 
lofts doing fairly well considering 
conditions. The flrst four turns» 

Frank J. 8ydne\ i '~ Hustoji 

itay. Smith and Barker and Frank 
.lerome are reviewed under New 
Acts. 

Cant well and 'Walker, next t4 
closing, held 'em solidly for the 20-( 
odd minutes tliey occupied th4 
stage. The flip conversational cx«^ 
changes, liberally sprinkled with 

■ h phrases, all readily under- 
stood by a majority of the houso 
apparently, kept the laughs popping 
.Ml, . lyokwork regularity. Johnny. 
Cajitwell, a first rate stepper, by 
the way, seems to have dropped his 
dancing altogether in the present 
turn. A brief routine of the old soft 
shoe stuff interpolated somewhere 
In the ' say, following Cantwell's 
second song single, might servo to 
show up some of the present-day 
hoofers, as well as adding a bit of 
variety to an llent turn of Its 

kind. Miss Walker i^ convincingly, 
Frcnchy, without overdoing tho 
character or using any of the »i(..ek- 
tricks. She makes a dandy foil for 
her partner's legitimate light com-« 
edy clowning. 

AI K. Hall and Co., from bur« 
lesque, elo.sed with a hodge podgA 
of comedy bits, singing and dano-* 
ing. Mr. Hall's hard shoe and eo«« 
centric dancing scored deservedly.' 
A straight man and two girls assist 
In the cumedy, the girls also work- 
ing with Hall in dancing doubles. 
Four good entertainers, each capa- 
ble In their respective lines. Bclk 



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New York's first-olass restaurant 
business continues to bs terrlblA. 
Kven awful it could be ealled. 
There is no business. Restaurant 
men make no denials. The excep- 
tions are so few tlicy hardly figure. 
While many of the places are sell- 
ing, that Is no ad(Wd attraction It 
seems jost novv. 

The road howeee are having their 
good and bad days, but are com* 
plaining. Where the road house Is 
willing to sell, it sernig the patrons 
bring liquor with them. Since tkA 
illegal searching and arresting kjr 
the police for pofisession hAA bSMi 
somewhat toned down. tkor» *lA 
more freedom among carry las 
parties. 



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VARIETY 



THE BURLESQUE 
PRODUCERS' 
ASSOCIATION 

OPERATING ATTRACTIONS ON THE 

Columbia Circuit 

HAVE DECLARED 

Open Sliop 

WANTED: Stagm Hand9 and Piano Leaders — 
Permanent Employment 




ARTIN 




Friday, July i, iwi 



ECK 



Went to London to look over the Music' Hall Field, 



Upon His Return He Stated 

The BEST CCMVIEDY ACT he saw tKer^ vm 



J 




w- t^MmnfiA to entraKC our people on terms mutually satlsfactoTy with- 
r>n7lnt??^"Sce or d^?tntlon on the part of Individuals or orgranUa ions 
not direct pitfes to such action. We have endeavored always to treat 
Kr workeiS fairly and honestly, and wo expect to continue to do so. 

ATTRACTIONS REPRESENTED 



•'B08TONIAN8'* 
"LONDON BELLES" 
rrWINKLE TOES" 
<^EEK A BOO" 
•JINGLE JINGLE** 
AL REEVES* SHOW 
"TOWN SCANDALS- 
^BON TON GIRLS" 
ABE REYNOLDS' REVUE 
•HELLO, 1922* 
SAM HOWE'S NEW SHOW 
H. HASTINGS "KNICK KNACKS- 
BILLY WATSON'S BIO SHOW 
•STROLLING PLAYERS- 
•BIQ WONDER SHOW" 
•QREENWICH VILLAGE REVUB 
«K)DDS AND ENDS- 
•TICK TACK TOE** 
•WORLD OF FROLICS" 



"CUDDLE UP" 

"BITS OF BROADWAY" 

"HARVEST TIME" 

"FOLLIES OF THE DAY" 

"FLASHLIGHTS OF 1922" 

LEW KELLY SHOW 

"STEP LIVELY GIRLS" 

•GIRLS DE LOOKS" 

"SPORTING WIDOWS" 

"MAIDS OF AMERICA" 

MOLLIE WILLIAMS' BIG SHOW 

DAVE MARION'S OWN SHOW 

JACK SINGER SHOW 

•FOLLY TOWN" 

•BIG JAMBOUREE- 

"KEEP SMILING" 

•SUGAR PLUMS" 

''GIRLS FROM HAPPYLAND" 

''THE BOWERY BURLESQUERS' 





AND 



■Jtr+ ■-.'»■' ■'»• *. .-•.. VJk. 



FRANCES A. ROSS 

BACK AGAIN 

LOOKS LIKE A GOOD SEASON'S WORK 
Reason— We Are Under Exclusive Direction of 

ED. DAVIDOW AND RUFUS LeMAIRE 



1^ 



WRITE, WIRE OR CALL 

BURLESQUE PRODUCERS' ASSOCUTION 

COLUMBIA THEATRE BUILDING, SUITE 305, 

NEW YORK CITY 



A UTTLE BIRDIE WUISPERD IT TO ME 



HEWS OF THE DAILIES 

Mlscha Elman Is suing P. Zleg- 
feld for 1100,000 nll'^rlng tho latter 
lalled to live up to a contract to 
provide him with a book and lyrics 
for which he waa to -write the acore. 



**•, 



sTAGt 



*•* 



Elman was to receive 110.000 In 
four installments and S per .. of 
the gross. Ml he got waa $2,600 on 
the signing of the agreement. 



Gertrude Vanderbllt has bought 
a four 8tory> house at 309 West 84th 
Btrcet and is remodeling it. 



/MlLLERs'S^S 




Thm worid*9 largewt 
manufactureTM of thm^ 
atrical footwear 

We Fit Entire Companies 
Also Individual Orders 



Mm Tirli 



cull 
ttalv w4 I 



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The Poppy God." by Thomas 
Grant Spring will be opened by tJhe 
Selwyns at the Hudson, August 29, 
with Ralph Morgan in the leading 
role. John Wenger will superin- 
tend the stage settings. 

"The Rose Pink TrlcK,*' by Julia 
Chandler, will be produced in vaude- 
ville next season by Jenle Jacobs. 

Olga Petrova has arrived from 



EVELYN BLANCHARD 

14t3 BBOADWAY NEW YORK CTTT 

B«« Me for BUr Tim* Bestrlotcd Material, 

8k«tek«i, Comedy AcU, SlnalM, Bt«. 

Acta B^WTttten. RehoMwd tnd Openlnii Arr>ng»d. 







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FRED, ANNA AND GE ORGE 



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A Novelty Juggling and G>medy Talking Act 
This Week (June 27) B. F. KEITH'S ROYAL, NEW YORK 

SAILING FOR EUROPE SOON 
MANAGERS CORDIALLY INVITED Direction LEW COLDER 



Friday, July 1, 1921 



V A R I E T.Y 



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For Rolls Royce Represeri' 
i€ition Mee 

m\l JACOBS 

114 West 44th Street 

Phone: Bryant 2062 

SI^UBERT 
SELECT 

VAUDEVILLE 



MUSICAL COMEDY 

DRAMATIC PRODUCTIONS. 

AND 

MOTION PICTURES 



■'Otort^ 






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MM£.OLGAfETROVA 

("THE INCOMPARABLE") 

To Star Under the Selwyn Maaascmeiit. 

OPENINQ IN SEPTEMBER 

That's Right! 
WE DID IT! 



Paris has ^one entertainment mad, 
with pictures drawing most. 

Barnes K. Hackett has opened 
negotiations for a six weeks' Shake- 
j spearian season at the Manhattan 
Opera House. 

Carle E. Carlton has begun action 
for an injunction to restrain Flor- 
ence O'Denishawn from appearing 
in the Ziegfeld Follies. Carlton says 
he has a contract with her. 

Peggy Hopkins' $250,000 worth of 
Jewels have been seized by customs 
officials, alleging non-payment of 
duty. 

Florenz Ziegfeld replied to Mischa 
Elman's suit that the violinist sailed 
for Europe instead of writing the 
score Xor "Soldiers of Fortune." 
based on the story by Richard Hard- 
ing Davis. ^ 



NEWS OF THE MUSIC MEH 



Joe Goodwin Is now connected 
with Stark and Cowan. 



One of the auto drivers for Wat- 
erson, Berlin &. Snyder was recently 
sentenced to 10 days* imprisonment 
and a $50 fine on the second charge 
of speeding. 



Burope to begin rehearsals of "The 
White Peacock." 



Seven were killed and many in- 
jured when the Grand theatre in 
Barnesboro. Pa., collapsed. Most of 
the audience managed to reach the 
open air before the building col- 
lapsed entirely. 



Milton Weil has replaced Harry 
Pearl as Chicago manager for Ber- 
lin. 



Charles Rose has been appointed 
San FYnnclsco manager for Rich- 
mond. 



NoniHRllBlSlllKBllllll 



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81 West 84th Street. 

IIITH BKMI-ANNUAL DIVIDEND 

The Boerd of Trustees ban declared 
e semi-annual dividend at the rate of 

FOUR PER CENT. 

per annum on all deposits from 16 to 
it.OO« entitled thereto^ payable on 
and after July 18th, Ittl. 

DepoelU Mnde On er Befere 

JULY 13TH 

will draw Interest from Jaly let. 
BANKING BY MAIL 

CHARLES ROHB, President. 
QEORQE T. CONNETT, Secy & Treaa. 



Mi.sH Vaughn dc Leath. songwriter, 
has signed with the Okeh phono- 
graph. The Norfolk Jazz Quartet is 
another new Okeh dance combina- 
tion. 



Ernest A. Lambert, professional 
manapcr for B. D. Nice & Co., died 
la.st week in the Hamilton Hospital, 
Urooklyn, as a result of injuries 
sustained in an auto smash-up last 
Fobru.iry outside of San Antonio, 
Texas, Although his four compan- 
ions in the machine were killed in- 
stantaneously when the car was hit 
by the railroad train at the cross- 
ing, Lambert sustained a broken 
leg only and was recuperating nice- 




AT AUCTION 



REAL I!8TATK AT AUCTION 



RKAL EHTATE AT AFmOTf 



"What's All The 

Shootin* For?" 



[That was the mental attitude of crowds of pleasure-seek- 
ers attracted to the Big Tent where the first sale of Unre- 
stricted Lx>ng Beach Lots was held on Decoration Day. 
They saw the tent, they saw it packed with several thou- 
sand people, they heard me keeping track of the bids, 
and they looked in expecting to see Billy Sunday urging 
the audience to hit the sawdust trail. 

Of course, I wasn't saving souls, but I was certainly doing 
more than selling lots — 1 was selling prosperity and peace 
of mind to my customers, urging them to make that 
preparation for happiness in this life which Billy Sunday 
recommends for the next one! 

And Tin going to do it again at Long Beach tomorrow, 
July 2nd, and Monday, July 4th — I'm going to sell on 
those days 975 free and unrestricted lots, whereon for 
the first time in the history of Long Beach you can build 
what your pocket dictates or your heart desires. 

I sold approximately $2,000,000 at the first Long Beach 
sale, and hundreds of the buyers are already building on 
the lots 1 sold them, while others have already sold at a 
profit. For that is the condition of Long Beach real estate 
•—with the restrictions off, values are leavening like bread 
under a woman's hands I 

Send for Bookihap. 



LONG BEACH 




AUCTiONEER 
67 Liberty St., New York City 



HoTig^gm according to your needs. Sevingi banks books accepted on deposit 
Liberty Bonds accepted at market value. Title Guarantee and Trust Policies Free 



THEATRICAL OUTFITTERS 

1580 Broadway New York City 



ly to th« ttztent he was brought 
back t4> New York In a private car 
about a month a^o. Here, however, 
a second operation became neces- 
sary to reset the badly knit limb, 
which also he sunrlved handsomely. 
His cheerful optimism seemed to 
bespeak of Immediate recovery, but 
when a third setting was *to be 
made on tho recalcitrant member 
the patient was too weak to sur- 
vive It and he passed away that 

Inlffht 

I Bmle, as he was popularly known 



In "tin pan alley," was baiely 22 
years old. He was formerly con- 
nected with Jos. W. Stern & Co. 
and others before amiiating with 
Nice. 



Ted Florlto has been placed under 
a two years' contract by Hhar»lro. 
Bernstein & Co. to write exclunively 
for them. Plorlto composed the SB 
recent hit, "Love Bird." 



Kendln and Brockman have solfl 
their "Pinky" number to Htmlck 



OTIS MITCHELL 

BIG SUCCESS IN AUSTRALIA 



HEADLINING FULLER CIRCUIT 



Address: FULLERS, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA 



"Onre In a Blue Moon" has been 
taken over by Berlin. 



Edward A. Winston and his So- 
ciety Orrhe.stra will open at the 
Monroe County Club tonight (Fri- 
day). 



Freeman W. Hopwood, songwriter, 
Ih back in New York after an ex- 
trndod stay in San I-'rarirlHco, where 
ho was a.MHocJatr*] with Hhorman. 
Ciay /t Co. 



Hairi'v. IXiwricH * Ilankette Is the 
nam*- of a n<*w pi<bllRhlng unit with 
.JarK Mill.s, Inc., a.n the selling agent. 

I.ee David. Inc., Is the latest addi- 
tion to ihe rank.s of the New York 
music publishers. Associated are 
.Joe Rosennplre, Irving Parver. Sam 
Srednlrk. Sam CohIow is profes- 



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Friday, July 1, 1921 



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as 



THE OVERNIGHT SENSATION 

WM. AND JOE 









1921's BIGGEST COMEDY HIT 

RIVERSIDE, NEW YORK, NEXT WEEK, (jyLY 4) 

* 

(Return Engagement After 3 Weeks) 
THANKS TO PRODUCTION MANAGERS, the following route wUi keep us busy until July, 1923: 

1921 

May IG^Proctor's 5th Av«nu«, New York 

May 23^Proctor's, Newark. 

May 30 — Brighton, Conoy Island. 

Juna 6— Rivarsida and Palaca* Naw York 

Juna 13 — Ragant and Fordham« Naw York 

Juna 20 — Proctor'a* Mt. Varnon 

Juna 27 — Jaffaraon and Hamilton, Now York 

July 4 — Rivarsida, N. Y. (Raturn Engagamant in 3 Weakt) 

July 11 — Orphaum, Brooklyn 

July ia— Vacation 

July 2S— Morrison's, Rockaway 

Aug. 1— Royal, Naw York 

Aug. 8 — Brighton, Conoy laland (Raturn in 9 Weeks) 

Aug. 16— 81st Straat, Naw York 

Aug. 22 — Bushwick, Brooklyn 

Aug. 2»— Keith's, Atlantic City 

8apt. ft^Handarsop's, Conay Island 

8apt. 12— Palaca, N. Y. (Raturn Engagamant in 13 Waaks) 

Sept. 19 — Proctor's, Newark (Raturn angagamant in 16 Wks.) 

Sept. 26 — Alhambra, Naw York 

Oct. 3—Prospact, B'klyn A 6th Av., N. Y. (Raturn It Wks.) 

Oct. 10— Colonial, Naw York 

Oct. 17— Kaith'a, Boston 

Oct. 24— Keith's, Portland 

Oct. 31— Keith's, Lowell 

Nov. 7 — E. E. Albee, Providence 

Nov. 14— Regent, N. Y., A Far Rockaway (Raturn Engage't) 

Nov. 21 — Coliseum & Franklin, Naw York 

Nov. 28— Keith's. Washington 

Dec. 5— Maryland, Baltimore 

Dec. 12— Keith's, Philadelphia 

Dec. 19 — Hippodrome, Cleveland 

Dec. 26^Temple, Detroit 



VARIETY, May 20, 1921— 
•*The boys arc working mostly 
for laughs and succeed in 
gathering them in large quan- 
tities. There is little to choose 
between the two as laugh-get- 
ters. A howl. The best piece of 
comedy acrobatic business that 
has shown up in many a day. 
Can settle down to PLAY 
JUST AS MANY WEEKS 
OF BIG TIME VAUDE- 
VILLE AS THEY DESIRE. 
It is a C(jrking comedy acro- 
batic act that SHOULD BE 
USED IN THE BODY OF 
SHOWS TO GET ITS FULL 
VALUE." 



JACK LAITS 



RBVIBW OP 



N. V. A. Benefit 
"WM. AND JOE 

MANDEL 



Crawford Winnie 
Curson M t$ 

Dan* Rita 
Dandcrt Frank 
T>arreM Bintlr 
Dnvl*a Oraoe 
DeConde 

DePields Babett* 
Dennis William 
DouKlas Muriel 
Donaldson Chip 
L/uner Kitty * 

Dorenius ICddt* 
Doree Mnte 
Drake Alvin 
Du Barry Mr 
Davalt Smmett 
Dunham & Williams 
Duncan Lillian 
Dunn B C 
Dunn J S 
Dwyer John 

Baffle O«o 
Ellis Bdna 
Eliis & Wilson 
Bwinv Florence 

Pantn 
Ferria Bva 
Forsyth Juliet 
Fox Al 
Frichter Chas 

Garden Rae 
Uayle Harry 
Qreene Frank 
Orenvitle Claire 

Hall Martcie 
liaw Harry 
Herbert J Jr 
Hennfssey Francis 
Herrcra B 
Holden ft Harron 

laman Billy 
Irvlni Byron 
Izptta Miss 

•lonninjn Doria 
Jones fila 

Kalalhui Oeo 
Katsman LkjuIs 
Kaye June 
Keatlnir L. A 
Keeley Jule 
Kelly Frank 
Kent Ulllr 
Kervlllo Jom 
Kirksmith Sta 
Kollins Stewart 
Krfflko A Fox 
Kuhn Robert 

T.ske G 
I.amore Dolly 
La mo re Mrs 
I^ Ray 

Le« I^iurel 
J^e Mildred 
T.eonard Frank 
firroy Panale 
Littlojohn F P 
Tiloyd Resale 
LrMaason Celeste 
Lorraine L 

McLellan Barl 
McKean W 8 
Mack Chas 
Masalia B N 
Maloney M 
Marcua A 
Marceau Kenneth 
Marba Fay 
May Viola 
May Carrie 



Maynard Tom 

Millar G\it.iiye 
Miller R 
M«>or» Mrs 

Nelaen Bdna 

Newkirk Billy 
Norman Karyl 
Norman A J'iinetta^ii 
Noble Ruth 7 a 

Noble Hermun "v 
Nnahka Olga 



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1922 

Jan. 2 — Temple, Rochester 

Jan. 9 — Keith's, Dayton 

Jan. 1&— Keith's, Columbus 

Jan. 23 — Mary Anderson, Louisville 

Jan. 30 — Keith's, Indianapolis .^ 

Feb. 6— Keith's, Cincinnati 

Feb. 13— Keith'a, Toledo 

Feb. 20^Empres8, Grand Rapids 

Feb. 27 — Majestic, Chicago 

March 6 — Colonial, Erie ' 

March 13 — Davis, Pittsburgh 

March 20 — Hippodrome, Youngstov.n 

March 17 — Shea's, Buffalo 

April 3 — Shea's, Toronto 

April 10 — Princess, Montreal 

April 17 — Lyric, Hamilton 

April 24 — Albany and Troy, New York 

May 1 — Keith's, Syracuse 

May 8 — Qrpheum, Brooklyn (Return Engaoamant) 

May 15 — Palace, N. Y. (Third Return Enflaflamant) 

May 22 — Riveraide, N. Y. (Third Raturn Engagamant) 

May 29 — Royal, New York (Return Engagamant) 

June 5-^Bushwick, Brooklyn (Return Engagamant) 

June 12 — Broadway, New York 

June 19 — 81st St., New York (Return Engagement) 

July 3— SAIL FOR ENGLAND 

Aug. 22— REPEATING ENTIRE ROUTE AS ABOVE, 

PLAYING TO JULY, 1923 



The comedy triumph of the 
night ; applauded to the echoes. 
Here is a perfect Hip turn." 



rKRSONAL DIBECTION: 



BERNARD 
BURKE 



Paiae Joseph 
Penny Hattie 
Phtnney A Rmlth 
Plnaree Barl 
Poatal Five 
Powera Bill 

Rauch Morris 
Rice Josephine 
Rich Helen 
Rlckart Hetty 
Rlngln R 1" 
Roche Viralnla 
Rublnl Jan 
Rublne Jrene 
Ratter Alfred 

Sape Helen 
Samuels Maurice 
Sandfrwon Kthel 
.SarK Tony 
SchoLa Mr 
4chwael>le B 
Schubert H W 
Senna Tom 
Ben**bauKh Elbert 
Shannon rt»»rtrud(» 
Rhea P K 
Sherr A 
ShIIpp Else 
Simnnfi Hae 
Slack Wllbert 
Sperlinfc HaKs 
Stearns E M 
Stephens Harry 
Stephen Murray 
Stewart >fnrfruerite 
Sirlk CMiff 
Sullivan William 

Taylor I^arn 
Thomaa Milton 
Thorn paon Bert 
Tr«*velyn Vt\% 
Tripp Oeorge 
Tylor Oeo 

Vance Fred 
Varden Sylvia 
Vrneman Irene 
Veil Margie 
Vernea Verne 
Vernon Fay 



Wakcman Lucille . 
Ward Lynch Co 
Ward Wm 
"Weet Jane 
Wela David 
Weetoott Wyna 
Welch M;.K<ialene 
Weld J 1 1 X.^, 

Weaton Florence ' *'' 
Weatern Helen 
Weatern Blaie 
Wheeler Elsie 
Wheeler B E 
White Al 
Whltton Tx)la 
Wilmot Dolly 
W likens Mrs C 
Worley Hylvla 
Wright J Y & F 

Zimmerman Al 
Zolo Duo 



A 



ALBANY, N. Y. 

Mr*. Ben Piazza, formerly Frances 
Capellano, who succeeded Leonora 
Ulrlc aa the star In "Tiger Rose, 
accompanied by her husband, the 
theatrical manager of New Orleana, 
left for New York last week to pass 
several weeks with friends in 
Gotham. They will return here in 
two weeks to paaa the remainder of 
the summer at the bungalow of Bira. 
Piazza's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. 
Vignola. at Prospect Heights. 

Now that the exodus for the 
Adirondack mountains has started, 
picture stars visit Albany weekly. 
This time, however, the heroes of 
the films were headed for New York. 
Last week Mr. and Mrs. Sessua 
Hayakawa. the Japanese stars, 
dropped off here on their way from 
Los Angeles to New York and visited 
the State CapitoL where they were 
received by Secretary of State John 
J. Lyons. They took the night 
steamer for New York and will be 
at the ringside of the Dempsey-Car- 
pentler flght. Mra. Hayakawa !• 
Tsuri Aoki on the screen. 



Bional nian:ic«r and Is In charlfe of 
the salts start a.s well as staff writer. 
Al Sherman an<l .John Hodman, in 
collaboralion with While and Cos- 
low, havt' written the firm's catalog. ] 

Charles H. MKMue and Augustus 
H. Sullivan, indnted on the chnrBos 
of pirating sheet music, wore ar- 
raigned last Friday in liosion and 
released under bond. Their trial 
probabl*^ will not come up for hear- 
ing until the September term. Me- 
Olue and Sullivan are alleged to 
have marketed thousands of copies 
of spurious editions of "Whisper- 
ing." * HuniminK" and "Ilil^'ht 
Eyes." 

Phil Moore. In. St with Rossitcr, is 
now selling for the Joe Morris Music 
Co. 

The firm of an Alstyne & Curtis 
has permanently Jorated In New 
York, transferrinj; its executive of- 
flces locally from Toledo.* Loyal 
C. Curtis will be In charge of the 
huainaaa find ^ere. wlib Mr. Q. Yan 



Al.stvne manarinf? the Chicago of- 
fice. Hilly Thompson, formerly in 
charRe in New York will assist In 
Chicago. Mr. Van Alstyne is ex- 
pected for a brief stay in New York 
on July 10. 



KrtKst Lamliert. connected with 
tlie music firm of B. 1>. Nice & Co. 
died June L'l. Ho was 20 years old. 
Death r^^'^iilted indirectly from a 
train and auto collision Mr. Lambert 
W4S in Atlanta five months ago. 
Vowv mu.sicians who were in the 
auto at the time were killed in- 
stantly. Mr. I^mbert tufTered a 
bad injury to his leg. Kn unsuc- 
cessful operation on the knjurod leg 
performe*! last week rmused his 
death. A mother and sieter survive. 

Althoufih committees rep.caent- 
ing the music publishers and song- 
writers were appointed, respective- 
ly, by the Music Publishers' Pro- 
tective Association and the Lyric 
Writers ami Composers' Protective 
League to confer on a standard 
royalty contract, they have not been 
.meeting officially. With the in- 



dustry enjoying Its annual summ.T 
slump, auch things as increased 
royalties are furthest from authors 
and publishers' thoughts. In the 
fall the committees may come 
together again In an effort to 
straighten all difficulties as may 
arise. 

The writers who have been fight- 
ing for a 8-6ent sheet music royalty 
probably will amend that demnnd 
now that sheet music Is retailing :it 
25 cents as against the former price. 
Other differences are aLso expected 
to be amicably adjusted when the 
music business Is In full swing 
once more. 

The writers have been nieeiin^ 
unofUcl; Uy and formul.atlng iheir 
list of demands, but no definite ofH - 
clal action has been iakaa on the 
subject. The newest proi>osa') by 
the writers Is a percentage ir.come 
on the sheet music salca .<tiini1ar to 
the English custom, the domandf 
ranging up to 20 per cent, thereof 
However, it la not practloal. as it 
wouUI neceasltate an entire new 
bookkeeping ayatem. But as far as 



the hot months are concerned, this 
royalty quibble is "cold." 



LETTERS 



Whea seadlnt-ffor mail to VARIETY 
addreae Mall Clerk. 

POSTCARDA, ADVERTI8INO OR 
CIRCULAR IJCTTBRS WILL NOT 
DK ADVRRTI8BD. 

I.RTTRRH ADVKRT19ED IN ONE 
ISSUE ONLY. 



Allen Nellie 
Andnrson Pauline 
.\rdath Fred 
Armin Walter 
Aator Helen 
Avorv Ellbort 

Halasuer Tonio 
Darry Mitble 
Itatea Charlea 
llaker Marlon 
llarker Seutlierland 
ftardon Prank 
rtarkham Georse 
Harr A M 
Helmoni KIttjr 
nelmeat Al 



Bergman H 
Bernard Krank 
Uetz Myrtle 
Molton N C 
Howen E 
Urown A E 
Huyrhall Hara 
Hurke Grace 

Chandler Rae 
Chandler Harold 
Clark Maude 
Cook A Oatman 
Cook Eddie 
Compton Far 
Corbin Vlrcinla 
Cos Florence 



Robert O. Vignola, director for 
Cosmopolitan, left Albany last week 
on a motor trip for the West. He 
passed two weeks here visiting h" 
parents and will not return to the 
Hearst studios until August. While 
here he saw his latest release. "The 
Woman God Changed." at a private 
showing at the Strand through the 
courtesy of Manager Hill. 

BUFFALO 

By SIDNEY BURTON 

MAJESTIC— Bonstelle Co 
"Adam and Eva." ^. 

FILMS.— Shea's Criterion. "The 
Wild Goose"; Shea's Hippodrome, 
•Straight from Paris"; last hall, 
"The Concert"; Strand, "Made in 
Heaven"; Olympic, "The Hop'-' 



in 



Thursday. June 23, mark'tl the 
1,600th performance of the I'on- 
stelle Co. In Huffalo. 



Accused of raising stock certifi- 
cates of the new Loew Theatre Co. 
and of obtaining several thou-^ana 
dollars thereby In Rochester, Toron- 
to, lljimllton and other cites. Ku- 
gene Wentworth and Leo ^'"'Vith 
were arrested here charged ^''jj} 
prand larceny. The men an- sain 
to have purahased stock h' >«■ ^^ 
$3.r)0 per share and after r.using 
the certificates from one to ^''^'f^'J" 
hundred shares, to have sold them 
to various brokers in other <>Y®^* 
They are said to have confess, d to 
the accusation. 

The Circle, one of the main ll"ki 



rriday, July 1, 1S«1 



VARIETY 



21 



JC ^B 



JOHN 




SIMON 



Representing the 



SIMON AGENCY OF CHICAGO 



1ft 



NOW 




NEW YORK 



'^ 



May be seen or addressed at the Harry Weber Of f ices^ 

Palace Theatre Building 



In the General Theatres chain. 
closed Satu>-day and will remain 
dark until more favorable bualnees 
conditions. 



f«iistrict, was sold last week by Mor- 
ris Stein to A. W. Greene. 



The Premier, in the North Main 



HUMBERT 5INATRA 

THRATRICAI 8HOKB 

For the Profession's 
Best. Established' 1S91. 
Small and Largre Com" 
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CLEVELAND 

By J. WILSON ROY 

Philip and Hyman Spitalny, mu- 
sical directors of the Allen and Stato 
theaters, left Sunday morning for 
Mount Clements, Mich., where their 
mother has been injured in an acci- 
dent. 



ALONE AT LAST 



AL FOX 



"Bab" at the Ohio this week, with 
George Fox playing Bab's father, 
Helen Weir in Utle role. "Nightie 
Night" Ohio next weeic 



Notwithstanding the sweltering 
weather vaudeville at Keith's, Pris- 
cilla. Miles and Loew's Liberty has 
its loyalists. Luna Park is the big 
outdoor attraction. 



Norma Spitalny, 9, musical prod- 
igy, daughter of Philip Spitalny, was 
announced to lead the orchestra at 
the Allen this week in a novelty 
number, but the unfortunate acci- 
dent to her grandmother in Michi- 




gan has temporarily postponed this 
event. 



FILMS.— Allen. "A Tale of Two 
Worlds"; State, "Up the Road with 
Sallle"; Stlltman. "A Divorce of 
Convenience"; Park and Mall, "Shel- 
tered Daughters"; Capitol, "The 
Lure of Egypt"; Metropolitan and 
Orpheum. "When a Man Sees Red"; 
Strand. "The Man from Funeral 
Range"; Standard, "Thunder Moun- 
tain." 



INDIANAPOLIS 

By VOLNEY B. FOWLER 
MURAT.— "My Lady Friends," 
Stuart Walker Company, with ToKli 
Powers in leading role. 

E N G L I S H'S.— Gregory Kelly 
Stock closes season with "Just Sup- 
pose," twelfth week. 



Charles Flagler returned to scenes 
of former humbler labor when he 
appeared on the bill at Keith's the 
last half of last week. Flagler 
started his theatrical career as an 
usher and song -book boy here. 



The greater part of the Sunday, 
June 19, receipts of the American, 
Terre Haute, were stolen by yegg- 
men who blew the safe with nitro- 
glycerin. Manager Shannon Kab- 
I eonbach diHcovered the next morn- 
[ ing. (The loot amounted to $1,500. 



MLLE. MYRO, the fa- 
mous French Danseusc, 
wearing the costtimp of 
LUMINOUS PEARLS 
that has startled even gay 
Paree. 

At the CASINO de PARIS 

The producer of one of the big New York Revues, soon to open, saw the 
latest Freoch novelty — 

LUMINOUS PEARLS 

He adopted the idea for the big number in his new production— and after 
the first night 

All New York Wondered 

Now every act and production costumer will want to use luminous pearls. 

Why Not Be the Firtt? 

With the lights on, LUMINOUS PEARLS have the appearance of rich, 
Oriental pearls. 

with the lights dimmed or ofT, they are transformed into radiant ^ems of 
glowing fire. 

A real novelty — the latest thing from Paris. 

LUMINOUS PEARLS may be had in any quantities lor costumes, head- 
dresses and in single strands for the neck and arms. 

Special Prices to the Profession 



Th«' prrmicre of "Sir David Wears 
<i Crown," a ono-act fantaslo of <ip- 
pral to children, writt* n by Stuart 
Walker, was given ai the Murat at 



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"Daily Uhstrated News" 

JUNE 17, ;921 



TAYLOR, 

MACY and 
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MAURICE LEON 

PAST FOUR SEASONS WITH VERA 8ABINA. 
PLAYING KEITH AND ORPHEUM CIRCUITS. 

MAURICE LEON, Variety, New York 



FRANK MANSFIELD 

4 THE VERS ATILE TENOR 

has just completed a successful season over the Keith 
Circuit, including the Interstate time. 

Direction PETE ^ACK 



a flpeclal children's matinee June 24. 

KANSAS CITY 

By WILL R. HUGHES 

PHOTO PLAYS.— "Peek's Bad 
Boy,- Newman; "The Wild Goose," 
Royal; "A Tale of Two Cities," 
Twelfth Street. 



The musical revuo, "Hlnky- 
Dlnky Pvrlem Voua," was given at 
the Auditorium this week by the 
original company, all members of 
the Atchison (Kan.) American 
Legion Post. The revue was iiro- 
duced many times overseas, the 
members of the cast, soldiers and 
nurses, being members of the 3&th 
and other divisions. 



Bit l^tnd Catalog sent free 

Wluktavcr jom need — from m dmrnntlok 
•• tli« hlvhcBt prlQ«d romeU In the 
werid. VMd br the Army i^nd Natj. 
8Mid for blc catalog; liberally lllo*- 
traled, fatly doMriptlvo. Mrnllon what 
Inslnmioat taUrosta yoo* Free trial, 
paymeats. BoM by l«adla« maale 



The Cheyenne (Wyo.) Cowboys' 
Dand ia making a tour of this part 
of the country In th* Interest of 
the Frontier Days' celebration to be 
held there commencing July 24. 



The Idle Hour, one of the oldest 
picture houses in the downtown dis- 
trict, has closed for the summer. 
This house was operated for sev- 
eral years as an all-night house, 
but was compelled to cut out the all 
night feature several months ago 
by a police regulation. The close' 
this week is the first time In eight 
years the house has been dark. 



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Seeing Is Believing and Buying Is Believing 



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Dubinsky Brothers sold the Cozy 
theatre, a small downtown house, 
to Denny Costello. a local politician 
and operator of several fllm housea 
The new owner opened with non- 
union operators, and the union im- 
mediately put pickets In front of 
the house. It being reported that 
but 30 tickets were sold the second 



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66-81 Jackeon Blvd. 



Chicago 



JAMES MADISON says 

I am a democratic author and equallj 
at home whether I write monoloKuea, 
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musical comedtea. burlesque shows, scen- 
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Rummor at 149S Broadway. 




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designs as those we have just accepted 
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the most ultra-fashionable models of 
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simple dress as we do one of the most 
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We invite comparison with any of the 
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day of thu boycott. 



Several eandj whaala aad other 
concession devices ( 
Fairmont Park a moDth 
local constabla, hava 
destroyed by the local 



by a 
ordered 
JnsUco f 



the peace, who held that the de- 
vices were games of chance. The 
stuff was seized at the time of the 
park opening by constables who In 
former years had been employed 
as peace officers at the park. This 
year, however, deputy county mar- 
shals are the peace officers. 




The funeral of Jessie D. Bpence, 
25 years old, who was drowned In 
the Pueblo flood, waa held here this 
week. Miss Spence lost her life 
while waiting for a carnival com- 
pany with which she had signed. 

Eleanore Alkins, known profes- 
sionally as Mile. Stasia Ledowa, 
left this week for South. Haven, 
Mich., where she will teach In the 
ballet school of the Chicago Opera 
Co. Miss Alkins will have a class 
of 32 young dancers. She Is the 
first American girl to ever teach In 
the school, and will again be a solo 
dancer for the company this winter 



and expects to go with the coin* 
pany to London for an engageoBent 
now being arranged. • ^ 

PITTSBURGH 

By COLEMAN HARRISON 
GrandL "Not Guilty"; Olympic, 
"The Lost Romance"; Blackstone. 
"Too Much Speed"; Cameraphone, 
"Don't NeBect Your Wife"; Regent, 
"Kazan"; Savoy, "A Rldin' Romeo.** 



Barbara Dean, a Pittsburgh firl« 



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A picture of the original ''Hat Shop'' scene made in Berlin, 
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MORANiWISER 

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Llant, Airy Booma} Kxeellently Fornlahrd; All Improvemeata; Over- 
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WlU maka her screen debut In the 

forthcoming production of "Peter 

Ibbataon.** Sha la a former stu- 
dant of tha Carnegie Tech drama 

IKllOOl. 



Saven persons were killed In the 
boUapsa of the Grand, a film hou^e 



Frank Manning 

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Addreae Wanted. Important. 

17IJ. ATI.ANTA. OA. 



In Barnesboro, near Johnstown. 

/* 

Griffith's "Dream Street" got off to 
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week despite hot weather. 



Bonglovannl's Gardens at Wild- 
wood are drawing the bulk of the 
cabaret attendance, with the Wll- 
low.s at Oakmont the only serious 
rival. The former place is featur- 
ing a New York orchestra, the latter 
a colored one from Columbus. 
Hofigy's la the haven of the wilder 
clement. Chances are that Bongy 



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DETROIT, MICH. 

nm MlaaU Walk la Th ae t im. 

A Hew Home and Headquarters 

Foa THCATIICALt.— Baiara eai Ue-ta-Dale. 

GOOD RBrtADRANT Df OONNBCTIOM 

WaiTS rOB RBUIVATIOMi 

THEATRICAL ~~~~ 

DOUGLAS HOTEL 



BKM DWOBBTT. 

Boo ma Newly Renovated. — All Coa- 
venleneea — Vaeaadea Now Opea. 

207 W. 40th St.— Off B'way 

Phoaoi Bryaal 14YT-t. 



Phone: Calambaa StIS 



-141t 



SOLRAPTS. 

33 Wett 65th St., N. Y. City 

2, 3 and 5 roome. Complete housekeeptna. 
rhoae In every apertmenL 



will Stay open aa long aa tha re- 
formera causa Inaertiona In the 
papers about tha wild Ufa. 



The current summer season ia the 
first in years In which the Alvin 
has failed to housa acme sort of 
theatrical venture. Other timea it 
has usually run plcturea. 



Phtat LONGACRE S3M 

Furnished Apartments 

AND BOOMS 

l4irve Booma, $6.00 aad Cp. 

1, t. S Room Apaitmrate, tlO to fit. 

COMPLETE HOUtEKEEPINQ 

310 WEST 4eth ST.. N. Y. CITY 



NOTICE 



SEYMORE HOTEL 

ROCHESTER, N. Y. 

Up-to-data European — %^M UP 



of two picture houses in the Tem- 
ple and Columbia, both in the 
heart of the business district. 
Restaurants will occupy Oie site in 
each case. 



Ad Wilson, trap drummer at the 
Harris, is mourning the loss of his 
Ford touring car, especially because 
hla insurance on it ran out a few 
days previous to the theft. 



PORTLAND, ORE. 

HEILTG.— "Dream Street." 
LYRIC— Lyric Musical Travesty 
Co., In "Our New Mayor. 

PICTURE HOUSES. — Liberty, 
"Pecks Bad Boy"; Columbia, "De- 
ception"; RIvoli, "The House the 
Jazz Built* ; Maje.stic, "Don't Neg- 
lect Your Wife": People's, "A Slave 
of Vanity"; Star. "Fighting Bill." 



The past season aaw the passing 




J'"as( idiouH woriii'ii. \v1k).s«' si^-lf- 
c(»iia<;iousii< SH fiequi-ntly affects 
their poato of mind, and whose 
Bt nse of per.sonal cleanliness is a 
vital factor in their daily lives, 
have welcomed with enthusiasm 
the coming of Kotex, the sani 
tary pad that has established a 
place dl.stinctly its own in the re- 
quirements of women. You need 
only mention the one word, "Ko- 
tex" to the clerk and you will bo 
aerved Instantly without ombar- 
raa.sing que.stions. Sold in plain 
cartons of 12 each, at the unl- 
foim price of 60 cents per box, 
at druii?. (liy goods and depart- 
meru storeH. " *~ • -> 

Cellucotton Products Compary, 
Chicago, Illinois. 

12 in box for 60c 




Hanna B. Schloth waa elected 
president of the Portland Drama 
League last week to succeed Mrs. 
Mabel Holmea Parsons, under 
who.se direction the league has made 
notable progress for two years. 



The Motion Picture League of 
Oregon has changed the scene of its 
weekly luncheon.s from the Benson 
to the Imperial Hotel. Tha league 
hereafter will assess each absent 
member |1 for each meeting missed. 



Manager W. W. Ely of Loew's 
Hippodrome was confined at his 
home throughout last week by ill- 
ness. In Ely's absence Sam Meyer 
had charge of the big theatre. 



J. B. Sparks, owner of one of the 
largest show house chains in Ore- 
gon, haa recently invaded Bend, an 
eastern Oregon trade center, and 
has purchased from O. M. Whitting- 
ton the latter's title to the Liberty 



Co, lyriRht. 1021. C P H 



INEXPENSIVE, COMFORTABLE, HYGIENIC and SAFE-^WCfT€)i 



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Spend the 

4th of July Holiday* 

at 

Manhattan 
Beach Park 

Surt Bathing 



ItaNebell. Hand- 
ball and other 

Onmea. 

f.onK Hanahade 

farlne the Ocean 

with Hteomer 

Chaira 



Manhattan 

IWafh Band 

Playe Dally. 

Olympic Raclnir 

and 

DlTlnc 

I.«aoon. 



.t BLOCKH OF SRA nRACIf tt I.AWN 
75c Dally, 91.50 Satordaya, %'l Hoadaya 
and Holldaya 



BUMPUS &'LEWIS 

SCENIC STUDIOS 

245 W. 46th St., N. Y. 
Bryant 2695 




DROP CURTAINS FOR SALE AND RENT 



Some of the Acta we have equipped with scenery: Skelly & Heit Revue, 

Fortune Queen 

CANTOR & YATES PRODUCTIONS 
IN \ 1.VET, SILK, SATEENS AND OTHER MATERIALS 



Hotels Catering to Profession 

WARNER HOTEL 

AMSmiDAM, M. Y. 
%\.n alalia eltaeot beta: ll.ri Doeble. eitkiM 
bath. |a.tf aiada vita hatk: net iS^mT^ 
beta. ^ "^ 

(lUROPIAM FLAM) 

'^■'*Kf«"" .^Va. Jaal Off Boardwalk. 
The Hotel That Hae Adrertleed 
ATLANTIC CITY for tf Taara 

HbTJ^L LINCOLN ' 

INDIANAPOLIS 

■veij Room with Bath from IS |« rw 
Special Batee to the Profeaelea ^ 
WM. R SBCKICIl. Gen. Mar 

HOTEL-STRATHMORE^ 

WALNUT at Itth ST., PHILADEI.pmA 

NKAB ALL THBATRB8 ""''■"a 

Blngto rooms with ruADlnc w«ui. 12 00 ■ mm. 

double It. 50. SlBfle. with prltat* bath ti^T 

day. double. tX9i. B. r. CAHILL. Ilgr * 

dan* MauaevBMnt for tha Pa«i Teo \m^n. 



HOTELS RECOMMENDED 

BY ORrincm cniriiT acts 



CHICAGO. ILL. 

HOTEL WASHINGTON 

f?.Ot a Day and Cp 

With or WIthoat Datb 
Waahinaton St., Ret. \m Hallr and Wetla 

Catering to Orpheum A rte 

HOTEL ASTOR 

t1« N. Clark St.. N4«r Randolph St. 
CHICAGO. ILL. 

Ratea tl.60 Per Day and Op 
Owe Block from Palaco T h ca t r a 

NEW TREMONT HOTET 

tl-S9 So. Dearbora HU CHICAOO 

Everything New and Modem 

A. 8INQER. Manager 

HOTEL CLARENDON 

o. Clark aad Oatarlo Streeta. Chicago 
FIVB MINUTBS PROM LOOP 
RATKS fl.et AND UP 

REVERE HOUSE " 

417 No. Clark St., corner Auatin Avai 

CHICAGO 

All modern conveniencee. Remodeled 

and RefurnLphed Throughout. Plea 

Mlnutea' Walk from Heart of the City. 

SAVOY HOTEL 



fi 



I aaa up « 
•S.Ot aad Vp with Bath 
J. O. NICHOLS. Mtr. aad Proa. 
17th and Braadway DKNVn, COLi^ 



HOTEL HAMMOND and CAFE 

HAMMOND. IND. 
7erY M'Mleni, Bunntng Water la AH 
SbowOT Batht: Batea: |1.S5 Slncla: MOO 
One Kllnuta Walk rrom Orpheum Theatiei 
Ooposlte New rarthmoo Theatre. 

TMEO. GU8C0FF. Prap. ^ 



MAJESTIC HOTEL 

RUROPEAN PLAN. HAMMOND. IMS. 

Running Water In Rvar? Boom: Alao Rooau eMk 
Bath. RaM: |L25 and ap. Located In Ceot« tf 
City, rioae to All Tbeatree. 

N. SCOFCt. H|r. 



HOTEL BALTIMORE 

tS.OO PER DAT Wrm BATH 
t?.00 PER DAY WITHOUT BATS 

nOO ROOMH 
Baltlnara Ave. A I2tli 8L. Kaeaea City. Mc 



HOTEL EMPIRE 

S15 W. 12th St., KANSAS CITY, MO. 

THEATRICAL RATES, tl.OO PER DAY A IP. 

ALL MODERN CONVie>iISNCES. 

ANNA SCOTT. Maaacer. 



OMAHA, NEB. 

FONTENELLE HOTEL 

13.00 a Day aad Up. 
■very Roon With Bath. 

ISth and DOUGLAS STS. 



METROPOLE HOTEL 

or ST. LOUIS 

Juet N. of WaahlngtoB Ave. oa Ittk 

Special Theatrieal Batee 
17.00 Per Week Up— Strictly Modera ■ 
Homelike 



and Grand theairea. The considwlr 
tion la said to hava been |20,0Mi 
Sparka formerly wag a motion pic- 
ture projectionist In Portland the- 
atres. 



A quartet of University of Dra- 
gon glee club membera openad ft 
week's engagement at the Llb«r^ 
theatre Saturday, singing a r( 
tolre of college refralna. 



Business men of Amity, Ore., bars 



A. RATKOWSKY, Inc. 

SUMMER 



FURS 



Scarfs. Coatees, Stoles and nov- 
elty fur pieces including the very 
popular one, two and three skin 
scarfs, in all the most wantad 
pells. 

Just the thing you need to add 
the perfecting touch to your ■"™' 
mer coMlutm- la here at a marked 
price saving- 

Buy direct from the manuf.ac- 
turer and .s:ivc at least one-third 
loss han the wholesale price 
SpccUl DiHConnt te the Profeealon 

34 West 34th Street 
NEW YORK CITY 



FrMay. July I, IWl 



VARIETY 

* • ■ «. . 



;i* 



E. F. ALBEE, Preodent 



• i 



■"^■m^^- i' J. MURDOCK, General Manager 



F. F. PROCTOR, Vice-President ' 



1^- 



B 



B. F. KEITH 



F. Keith's Vaudeville Exchange 

(AGENCY) 

(Palace Theatre Buildir<g;^ew York) 

EDWARD P. ALBEE A. PAUL KEITH F. F. PROCTOR 

Founders * 

^ Artists can book direct bv addressinsr S. K. HODGDON 



I 



NOTICE 

Feiber ^ Shea 

AFTER APRIL 28th WE WILL BE LOCATED AT 

1540 BROADWAY, LOEW BLDG. 






>i L.. 



TELEPHONE BRYANT 5530 



BERT LEVEY CIRCUIT 
VAUDEVILLE THEATRES 

ALCAZAR THEATRE BUILDING SAN FRANCISCO 

PAUL QOUDRON 

■ASTERN RBPRBSENTATIVB. WOODS THBA. BLDO.. CHICAOa 



AMALGAMATED 



■.'•■ >.•. 



BEN and 
JOHN 



FULLER 



AUSTRALIAN 
CIRCUIT 



VAUDEVILLE, MELODRAMA AND PANTOMIME 
American Representatiye, A. BEN FULLER 

DELQER BLDQ^ 1005 MARKET, 8T. 
SAN FRANCISCO PHONE PARK 4932 




ongacrc 
Engineering and Const rtsction 

Company -: 



INC. 



Specialtztn^ theatre financing and 

construction 



■V. 



/■* 



CHICAGO OFFICES NEW YORK OFFICES 

American Bond A Mortga«re Bld^. 662 Fifth Ave. 



The Western Vaudeville 
Managers' Aissociation 

Hohn <J. Nash, ButinMf Manager. Thomas J. Carmody, Booking Managor 

Gtli Floor State-Lake Theatre Bide. CHICAGO, ILL 



VAUDEVILLE 
I AGENCY 

*; - '•-,■• ■•• . ■ ■ ■ m:, • - .^.. ■ - . 

1441 Broadway, New York 

PHONK BRYANT »9OT--^ •""•.'•■; '■■•■ 

i Boohing First Class Acts in 

first class theatres 
Artists may book direct 



*■» 



pie this wL'tk with aonie of his for^ 
rnrr pl.iycrH and aome new onea. 
I'ay Courtonay la a«aln leading 

ludy. 

SYRACUSE, N. Y. ^ 

By CHESTER B. BAHN 

EMl'lIiK.— Knickorbockor riajT-i 



•♦ .A 




> 



THE ORPHEUM ss 

MARTIN BECK, MORT H. SINGER, 

President General Manager, 

CHARLES k£. BRAY, 
General Western Representative 

FRANK VINCENT, 8. LAZ LANSBURGH, 

GEORGE GOTTLIEB, ^^^J. B. Jj*^"^NE, 

Managers' Booking Dept. LawloeSt^ 

E. H. CONWAY, JOHN POLLOCK, 

Publicity and Promotion Press Dept. 

O. R. McMAHON, 
Manager Auditing Department 

GENERAL OFFICES, 

PALACE THEATRE BUILDING, NEW YORK CITY 



I 
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Guerrini a Cdi* 
Tkt L«Mlii« Mi 
LarcMt I 

AOCORDIOli I 
FACTOay ' 

la ttie Ualtttf StatM. 
The only rmetory 
that BiakM aay art 
of Re«<ii — aiMia tm 
hand. 
I77.27f e«lMRika« 
AvaaiM 
•aa Praaatoaa, Cat. 



ers all ^eek lit "Mrs. Wlggs." Flor^ 
enco Roberts plays Mrs. Wlggs and 
Kdith 8peare Lovely Mary. Tha 
old play goes over big. Next week, 
"Business Before Pleasure," witli 
Hal Baiter. 

OPKHA }IAL.Lr— Saturday brought 



EDWARD cropper; inc, 

THEATRICAL 
WARDROBE TRUNKS. 

HOTKL NORMANDIB BLDO., \ 
8. ■. ConMT Mth * B'wmj. N. Y. CHtm 
PHONBi nTZBOT SMS 



manager of the New Star, opened 
at Dansville. 



taken over the show bouse In that 
little city and will conduct It here- 
after on a non -profit basis for the 
good of the community. 



ROCHESTER, N. Y. 

By L. B. SKEFFINGTON 

LYCEr; I.— Manhattan Players 
la "Tiger Rose." 



TEMPLB.--G laser Co. in "Scan- 
dal." 

FAT'S.— Betts* Seals; Rand and 
Gould; Clifton and Spartan; Senna 
and Stevens; Sherman and Pierce; 
Grace De Winters; Alice Joyce In 
"The Scarab Ring," film feature. 

PICTURES.— "The Old Swimmin 
Hole," Regent. 



W. H. Wagner, of Buffalo, is the 



Anthony Downey had the unuHu.il 
distinction of having his own clr.- 
cuo i>Uj in his own home town the 
other day. He is from Medina, has 
a residence there and owns local 
property. When the Walter I.. 
Main Circus played there the other 
day ne 'Waa quite a big lieio lii lii«. 
eyes of the local kids. Twenty 
years ago he took Andy Downey's 
Big "Uncle Tom's Cabin" out on 
the road, with Professor Clark, a 
dog trainer, and J. P. Gallagher, 
both of Medina. "We opened with 
the band and closed with the sher- 
iff." Bii.. s Downey. The next year 
the Downey and Gallagher one- 
ring ctrcus was started, and later 
wan owned by Downey alone and 
known aa the Andrew McPhee 



Shows. Five years ago 
chased the Main shows. 



he pur- 



Vaughan ntriscr opened his 11th 
summer stock season at the Tem- 



to a close tha second weak of thii 
Opera Asaociatlon'a Syracuae plan^ 
"Pinafore." U waa an Immena^ 
success and business was good all 
week. "The Mikado" waa tha flrat 
offering of the association. 
KEITH'S— Vaudeville. 




Beautify Your Fac4 
Ya« aiM( laak^tMtf la aialM 
•fa<. jMaay af tHa "Prafaa* 
•km'' kava aMalaa^ aatf n^ 
talaatf kattar aarti ky kavlaf 
•• aarraat tliair faataral lai* 

KaaClaai aatf raaiava Maai^ 
I. CaatMltatlaa fraa. Fats 
naMaakla. 

P. E. SMITH, M. D, 

847 Fifth Avanua 
H. T. city. Opp. Waldcrf 



TEMPLE— Vaudevilla. 
WIETING— Dark. 



Walter oflbert and lone Magraae^ 
second set of Knick principals thia 
.season, left at the end of last week. 
No new leading woman has been 



THE PEOPLE ARE CRYING FOR 
A REAL-NOVELTY 

' WELL, HERE IT IS 



TRUNKS 

AI.L MAKES ALL SIZES 

FOR THB PROFESSION. 

AT BIG DISCOUNTS 

BIALTO LUOOAOB SHOP 

MQ Weat 4M M., Near 8tb ATcnna. 

W^.«».OPEM EV£NINGH...,i.,,.^ 



EDDIE MACK TALKS: 



No. 37 



Go to any clothing store. Look at a fOO suit. Exam- 
Ina It closely. Notice tha cloth, tha cut, tha warl^man- 
ahip. Coma hara and sea tha same auit for $29.50. Tha 
aama cloth, tha aamt cut and tha aama workmanahip. 

All of tha clothaa that ware priced from |60 to |40 
. ^ are now $2930. 

Tha values are sensational. At |60 they ware a good 
buy, so at $29.50, well— you'd better coma quick because 
they'll go fast. 

1582-1584 Broadway 722-724 Seventh Ave. 

Opp. Strand Theatre Opp. Columbia Thaatra 

Save 10 per cent, here with your N. V, A. card. 



No Matter How Poor the Acoustics Are a Bad Report 

Goes a Long Way 








WHAT MORE CAN YOU ASK? 

'An act that will make your theatre pay better dividends and 

please your audiences. 

Repretentative. H. B. MARINELLI 
PerM>nal> Direction FREP DeBONDY 



ALLEN 




Direction Leo Fitzgerald 

Tlie Man Was So Dumb He Thought the Rogues' Gallery Was tliai 

Second Balcony at the Colonial 



26 



VARIETY 



Friday. July 1, 1921 



J. 



POPULAR RESTAURANTS 

THE ONLY 'TROLIC" ON BROADWAY 

m ARRif OF STiBv---^ 
MEVER BEFORE EQUALED 

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WITH A CAST OP UNUSUAL ENTERTAINERS 

I^FE DE nkRIS 

HaiyllT AHO 



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■.S^:;:|:. 




CHARLEYVILSON 

THE LOOSE NUT 

Dttck Eaai After • law— iftri Orpheam 
Toar. 

Dlr#«tloa, riJ^UDK W. BOSTOCK 



MILTON WALLACE] 

W?.;i« TimTellnff Throoarh The WMt Met 

JACK MIDDLETON 

His Old Pal and Old Partner. 
RESULT — New comedr. Three act la one 
with Pretty M188 CLOTEB. EnUtled 
"1 WANT TO QET MARRIED" 




Beehlcr AJMoba 
Preeeol 

PAULINI tAXON 

aatf "Sir* 

TNI 

HONIY 




HART. WAGNERanilETIS 

In "GOING TO THE OPRBA" 

•The trio pucreed In ahowlnR aomothlnv 
nrlf(lnal, devlattnir from the conventional. 
An ideal romedy turn which could 
atund any teiit.' — VARIKTY. 

BOOKED SOLID 



TOM HAND^RS 

and 
DAVE THUR8BY Announce 

Room and Bath $18 to $25 Waek 

Room and Shower, $14 to $17.50 Wk- 
Suitee $18 to $40 Weak 

BOTE JOYCE 

31 West 71 St Street 

CENTRAL PARK WEST 



GAUOWAY 



and 



GARROTE 



I 



PHIL BAKERS 



wiiL Appear 
-Nightly at :>• j 

Little Glub 

44'::>! Si;«KET WEST OF- BROAOWAY 

NEW YORK'S BBIGHTEST SPOT 






"A BLACK AND TAN CLASSIC" 

BOOKED SOLID OVER MARCUS LOEW CIRCUIT OF THEATRES 

BY LEW CANTOR OFFICE 

CHAS. YATES, Personal Representative 



BLACK BILLY SUNDAY 

"I saw you work SO years ago with ^'.orninn'a 
Minstrela. <)ftrn vronderwl how you hc'.d oa. 
Some 'old bird.' you."— Mareut Lo«w. 

I ' Hi*w your art wtien I wa« a U>y ; liaven't 
fliuiRwl a Mt." -J. H. Lwbln. 

, Act tfK) .small for Sm.ill Time: try -.mrili 113 

! .siuallfr."— G«i Sun. 
MatorlaJ »>y Miih Dlrwli' n llouiy lir.w. 
Vvartoty. New Yerk. OPEN s5nD. 






=v 



Hetty CIoUlocrK and is now 
mooning in New York. 



hon« y- 



I TWICE NIGHTLY 
HENRY FINK'S 
"Shelburne Girl 

of 192r' 

Presented by JOE MANN 



rON'r;NUOlIS dance — Mu.'*1c by 

ARTHUR LANGE'S 
Santa Monica Orchestra 

HOTEL SHELBURNE 

BRIGHTOH BEACH, H. T. 



NEW YORK 
THEATRES 



J 



HEY! HEY! 

IBENNY DAVIS 

ENTERTAINERS 

NIGHTLY 

IN THE CRYSTAL ROOM 

jLeRoy Smith's Symphonic 
Dance Orchestra 

REISENWEBER'S 

Columbus Circle & 58th Street 
NEW YORK 



Valerie liersere and her company 
are playing a two weeks' onga;^t- 
mcnt at li. F. Keitha. Miss IV.'i- 
gero was seen in a Japanese play 
last week. This week she is ap- 
pearing In ".Judgment," an intense 
dramatic offering. It is well done. 





Rawson 



AND 



Ciare 
Oswald 

Auburndale, L^. I. 



EL8IE 



FOLLETTE 

LOU 

PEARL 



lACK 



AND 



WICKS 



LOEW CIRCUIT, 1920-21 

Direction LEW CANTOR 



LAURIE ORDWAY 



IRENE FISHER, At Piano 



The 
Stone, 



Somerville IMayers at the 
Binghamton, are presenting 
"The Barrier" this week, and next 
week will put on "Serambled 
Wives." 



The National. ?'oli's and the Shu- 
hert-Belasco are still dark, with 
nothing announced for the imme- 
diate future. 



DUELL& 
WOODY 

Milk in »; 
Tlieir Mnrk 

In 

A HoK Offlrc 

Attmrtlnn 

by 

PAUL 

GERARD 

SMITH. 

Direc'.'on: 
LEW CANTOR 




secured yet. Bdith Spearo la play- 
ing leads temporarily. 



STRi\.N D 

"A National Insntotlon'* 
t'WAV at 47th St. Oiraction. iosapk Plunketl 

WORLD'S <JIIF\TKST SI'Kt T.Xt'I.K 
DWNMN/IO'S 

*XAB!RiA'* 

V.liii MAOISTK una ft Cnst of 1.000 
STRAND ORCHESTRA 

CAHL KDUtJARDK. CMiauitur 



A. S. Tlshkoff, identified with the 
picture buBlnc.«is In Rochester for 
about 10 years, will become man- 
ager of the Orpheum, Utica. Mr. 
Tlshkoff plans to bring several 
stellar i)roductlons to the pent-up 
city. 

Samuel Rosenberg, for many 
yi arc treasiirer v^f i'<e Ba.stablo 
here, was married laat week to j 



WASHINGTON 

By HARDIE MEAKIN 

The hot weather is doing its 
darndeet to keep Washington 9 the- 
atregoers at home, but so far it has 
made but little inroads on the at- 
tendance of the only remaining 
legitimate house and the vaudeville 
and picture houses. The stock 
week at the Shubert-Garrick is 
presenting "The Man from Home." 
Robert Brlster, Florence Martin. 
Douglas Dumbrille, J. Arthur 
Young, L.eah Winslow and Edna 
May Oliver are among the princi- 
pals. 



The Cosmos bill coiisistH of Milo; 

E-ipi)ard and Collins; .leff Healy 

and Co.; Slatko'.s UoUickers; .lones 
and Cavanaufih; {Sinclair and Grey; 
Marine Brothers. 



The Strand has Macey, Taylor 
and Hawks; The Uickards; Charle.s 
Reader; G. Swayne Gordon anil Co.; 
Cycling Girls; feature film. 

PAL.ACK. -'While and liimar- 
rled." 

CGlil'MIUA. — 'Dream .^tii lI," 
re>;ular prices. 

KIALTO.— "A Private Scandal." 
METROPOLITAN.— "Courage." 



TRUNKS 

For tho Theatricsl Profeseion 

Strand Luggage Shop 

Th« LiOiTKaffe Shop With a Conactence. 
993 SIXTH AVK^ Bat. ttth and 40th Sta. 
"Open Eveata«« TUI 7** 



tjduimyuuucri 



STEIN'S FACE POWDER 



:'yiiijuiuii;;i. :j 



"The One Which Sticks." 8 oz. 
Made by Stein Cosmetic Co., New 



uJ STEIN'S 



M 50c 

^'ork, Mfrs. 



of 



SOOICUT 

rpoN 

BsgUKST 



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VolBff vary tall: arraac* aarly. rorelKii lloaay bo«slit mad aald. IJbarty Boads 

iNniclit aod aald. 
PA CI. TADSIQ a 80M. 104 Baat 14tb St.. Maw York. Pboaat Starraaaat OISO-OIST. 



/iAICTV ni-n.idway. «fl St Evet. it 11:30. 
UHICI I M:iUii*MC We<L uid tut.. 2;3U. 
HOLlD.\y MATINEK JLXY 4 

JOHN GOLDEN PreMiiH 

FRANK BACON in 

UGHTNIN' 

•tatcd by WINCHELL SMITH 

LITTLE 

lOHN COLDFN Pr(>«enti 



^^>M 4 4 f'frect. 
Ml n.cs \\ I'd 



Ktcs. It 8 SO. 
111(1 Sat . 2..W 



'^''* 1'* YEAR 

Oj FRANK CRAVFN 

Staged by WINCHLLL SMITH 



t;KO. r riH A N T II K A T 11 F . 

M. ^^ V/ n /V 1^ IVwny «t 43d St. 

Bres. 8:lf. Mat*. Wed nna S.U. at 2:16 
A. I. ERI^ANOKR Pi t-H.-nta 

"TWO LITTLE 
GIR LS IN BLUE" 

QFI WYN TIIEATUK. rriTANT 47. 

DK^M^TW 111 ^2,1 ST. \V«st ..f Mw.ay 

MATINEES WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY 

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COAST FILM NOTES 

By FRED 8CHADEB. 



vLoB Aiigelea, June 29. 

Marie Prevost Is the little heroine 

" Aut at U. for having pulled King 

BagKot. her director, and hie aisist- 

ant Nac Rose, out of a pool on a 

location in Pasadena. It was on the 

Coffin estate that the company were 

worlcing when Rose started to talce 

a plunfre in the outdoor swimming 

pool. He was taken with cramps, and 

when Oaggot Jumped in to help him 

the latter midjudged his distance 

and struck hi«, head. Marie then 

leaped In and pulled both of them 

A out And there are some people that 

* say a Bathing Beauty can't swim! 

' Robert Leiber, recently re-elected 
preHident of the First National Pic- 
tures, Inc., is here on a visit. 

Joe Mitchell has been placed in 
E charfje of the scenario department 
I at the Buster Kcaton studio. He 
has been with the company for more 
than a year an<| worked in conjunc- 
tion with Jean Havcz on the former 
Keaton comedies. Mitchell has the 
advantage of musical comedy and 
Yaudeville experience, both as actor 
and author, and was at one time one 
of the Lubin company in Philadel- 
phia, working in the first film com- 
edy that was ever made, something 
I like 22 years ago. 

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Elias Schwartz, head of the Sun 
Film Corp., a distributing organiza- 
tion active along the Pacific coast, 
with exchanges in California, Wash- 
ington and Oregon, Is entering the 
producing field. He plans to make 
30 two-reel and six flve-reel west- 
erns. Vic Allon will direct. 



the product}r>n '^f His-.j'^y, •T*rl8- 
oners Three." Marlon Rogers col- 
laborated with the director in the 
writing of the piece. Carewe is to 
play the lead in the stage produc- 
tion. 



Clayton Hamilton, former Colum- 
bia University profcsHor, has signed 
a renewal of his contract with the 
Goldwyn organization, which will 
keep him on the lot for another year. 



Frank Lawrence, film editor at U, 
has Htarted on the work of handling 
the Von Stroheim production of 
"Foolish Wives." 



Jack Cunningham, until recently 
scenario -head at Robertson-Cole, 
has been added to the U. stafC by 
Lucien Hubbard. He will handle 
continuity as well as do originals. 



"The Girl Who Knows All About 
Men" is to be the title of the next 
Gladys Walton feature at U. 



Harry "Snub" Pollard has started 
work on his eightieth comedy. He 
is now grinding at the Hal Roach 
studio. 



Marshall Neilan managed to turn 
the S. S. Yale Into a studio on one 
of its trips between Los Angeles and 
Ban Francisco. He took his entire 
company on the trip to shoot scenes 
for "Bits of Life." 



Peter B. Kyne's story, "The Sheriff 
of Cinnebar," is being shot at Uni- 
versal with Hoot Gibson ns the star. 
Reeves Elason is directing. 

Eileen Sedgwick, the U. serial 
■tar, ig back on the Job and work 
has been resumed on "The Terror 
Trail," the serial which was Inter- 
rupted when the star sustained se- 
Tere Injuries in the filming of a 
Kenc. 



Charlie Chpalln's latest, which 
has been generally hailed as "Vanity 
Fair." may be called "The Idle 
Class." The picture Is now practi- 
tally flni.shed, 20 weeks having been 
eonsumed in the making. 

. Paul Bern is to direct T6m 
Moore's next production at Gold- 
wyn. It will be "The Man with 
Two Mothers," an original written 
ror Mobre by Alice Duer Miller. 
Bern has been In the editorial de- 
partment at Coldwj'n. 

Walter Stanley Watson, who 
claims that he is an assistant di- 
i^ctor, has been placed under ar- 
rest for having stolen a number of 
Jewels from Mrs. Lydda C. Stock- 
ton on March 2. Watson's defense 
w that he won the Jewels from a 
01m cowpuncher In a crap game. 

Richard Dix, the Goldwyn lead- 
ing man, underwent an operation at 
jne Methodist Hospital, having • 
piece of steel removed from his 
•yeball. 

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Edwin Carewe is starting feast 
■hortly to make arrangements for 



Nanlne Wright, Gaston Glass and 
Grace Darmond have been signed 
by John M. Stahl for his next 
Mayer production. 



Thomas H. Ince has Just pur- 
chased 34 acres of land In Beverley 
Hills, at the entrance to B<>nedict 
Canyon. He is going to. build - a 
(100,000 home on the site, which 
cost him 186,000. 



Al Cohn Is now connected with 
the sales department of the Palmer 
Phptoplay Corp. He has been conr 
ducting his own sales agency for. 
plays and stories here for some 
time. 



Gladys Brockwcll has been placed 
under contract by the Novo Film 
Syndicate and is to appear In a se- 
ries of flve-reel ^oclety dramas. 
Phil Rosen is to direct for the com- 
pany, and space has been secured 
at Universal for the making of their 
productions. R. A. Glasgow and 
Martin L. Anderson, both of St. 
Louis, are the backers of the com- 
pany. 



Neil Palmer, 2-ycar-old son of 
Theodore Palmer, one of the elec- 
tricians at the William Fox studios, 
died last wenk as the result of hav- 
ing swallowed a "son of a gun." a 
new Fourth of July form of fire 
works. 



Barbara LaMar is being billed as 
the latest find In pictures. She is a 
Frothingham protege and at pres- 
ent playing the role of Milady De 
Winter In "The Three Musketeers" 
with Douglas Fairbanks. Out at 
the studio it Is common talk that 
they have to keep watching her like 
a hawk to prevent her stealing the 
picture. This, seems all the more 
extraordinary, as Marguerite de la 
Motte Is also a Frothingham pro- 
tege. Those who have witnessed 
the early shots of the Fairbanks 
special predict that about as soon 
as it is released Barbara LaMar 
will be on her way to stardom. The 
tipoff on her has traveled around 
the lots here, and already producers 
are .rying to sign her up. Sam 
Rork and Colonel Selig put in a bid 
for her services a couple of days 
ago, and others are also making 
overtures. 



Harriet Hammond la another 
Sennett beauty that has stepped 
into the features. Marshall Neilan 
has signed her for an important 
role in "Bits of Life." Lately she 
wad playing opposite Fatty Ar- 
buckle. The Neilan feature Is to 
be completed almost any day now. 
The complete cast will include John 
Bowers, Noah Beery, Lon Chaney. 
Rockliffe Fellows, James Bradbury, 
Jr., Fred Burton, Anna May Wong 
and Teddy Sampson. 



Bill Russell has started work on 
"The Lady of Long Acre," which 
Is being directed by George Mar- 
shall. 

Oareth Hughes was slightly In- 
jured in the making of scenes for 
"The Garments of Truth,*" which 
George D. Baker is directing out at 
Metro. 

*'Bcyond the Rocks," one of the 
older Elinor Glyn novels. Is to be 
the next> vehicle for Gloria Swanson 
at Famous Players-Lasky. 

Clarke Van Benthuysen, one of 
the former Broadway lights and for 
a long time on "The World." is now 
conducting a general publicity bu- 
reau here. 

Jack Browning, formerly with 
Keystone and ElKo. who has been 
out of the picture field since 1917. 
is back and returning to the camera 
grind. 

Eddie Sedgwick is now diccting 
Buck Jones on the Fox lot. 

Over at the Astra studios in Olen- 
dale Arbld E. Gillstrom is busy as 
director general for the Adams com- 
edies. The company Is working un- 
der a new contract with Educational 




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and ara to tarn out oight two-reel 
super- comedioa starring Jlmmle 
Adama. VUvlnla Warwick la work- 
ing oppoolto the comedian, and with 
Cllf Bowea will work through the 
entire aarlea. Bert Qlassmire and 
Bob ISddy are doing the stories. 

H. B. lidington. assistant to Abra- 
ham li^i '\it~iSta.i ^ii iil the prc-iiun- | 
tion at Ooldwyn'a Culver City plant, 
has started on a vacation tour. 



Harold H. Hurley knd Lester 
Levy havo been added to the pub- 
licity force at Universal City, as- 
sisting **Mlque" Boylan, who was 
recently appointed head of the de- 
partment upon Charlie Hartzman's 
resignation. 



William Hammond Cline, former 
press agent and now assistant man- 
ager of the local Orpheum house, has 
started east. He left Los Angeles 
Saturday and will arrive in New 
York in about ten days. Accom- 
panying him will be Mrs. Cline. A. 
G. Warshauer, present press agent 
of the house, will assume Cline's du- 
ties during his absence. 



TWICE BORN WOMAN 

The Mad from Nasaretb Albert Paaqual 

81mon of Cyrene Qeorge Huso 

Marcut Petronlus Charlei Chortter 

S«tna, the Egyptian Marcel Pallas 

Judas lecarlot EM ward Napol<>oni 

Mary Magdaiene Deyha L<otl 

The display of "The Twice Born 
Woman" at the New York Hippo- 
drome aa a special feature, simply 
places another naught In the pic- 
ture realm. Presented by Malcolm 
Strauss, the artist, with Eve Unsell 
and Mr. Straus credited with scen- 
ario, mostly In Palestine, that are 
brightened only by the ensembles. 
There were several of these en- 
sembles, each one admirable In It- 



self, although in many where the 
principals were prominent, little 
could be said of the acting that 
necessarily calUd for heavy pa.ito- 
mlming. 

Acting seemed the moat remote 
of anyone's thoughts. It was a n»at- 
ter of posing, Htudied poning and 
often, eHpocially wiih Deyha Loll 
as Mary AliiKdiini.*-, • . » .^, T^ "^trir •trt' 
tempted effort thrtniKh distinctly 
unpleasant, though ptrluipH Htrictly 
foreign, makeup. 

As a commercial proposition this 
picture holds no decidiMi attraction, 
lest the biblical story, doiio so fre- 
quently in out of dooTH porforinanKMH 
under other titles, draws t)il)li(<al 
readers who may wish to roo tlio 
tale worked out. Again, and rom- 
merclally, it's problematical exactly 
how this pictured story will stiiko 
those same people. Hccauae purely 
a commercial project robs it of any 
lure that might otherwise bo con- 
tained, for when a person Is charged 
$1.10 at the box oflUce to witness a 
flight of film of a subject that should 
call for some reverence, the ticket 
buyer cannot be expected to view 
the picture other than per the l>ox 
office impression given. Whether 
the feature is worth the price will 
be the personal opinion of those 
who watch It. 

In detail, "The Twice Born Wo- 
man" keeps missing. At the flrst 
Hip showing, June 22. some present 
apparently familiar with the Scrip- 
tures alleged the quotations intro- 
duced as titles were quite faulty. 
But the titles told the story even 
if the picture failed altogether to 
do so. It ran aa if an immense 
footage had been clipped, possibly 
through religious censorship or 
with an eye to future religious 
criticism. 

Judged only as a picture there Is 
nothing in it for film fans or others. 



aa the twice born woman is a ti im- 
aged story, only the picture ptopie 
liuvo (Killed her ho often in the past 
the woman wIjo found iwr soul or 
reformation. 

The feature seenw d to attu.illv 
run about 85 minutes. I'rt <« < .iiiig 
were views of Judca. a hIiij^iiik inalo 
quartet, and a classical daiK e mix- 
to^l b,y^V>rHa HouHka.\ a tliat found 
the liip stage too big lor it. 

The lilm's promotoi's have rented 
the Hip for four weeks fr<»m Charles 
Dillingham, ao Mr. Dillingham 
doesn't care nor does anyone else, 
or if "The Twice Born Woman" ut- 
terly flops as It is quito likely to do, 
there could be no excuse advanced. 
It was a gambling chance to com- 
merciali/e this historical biblical 
tale, and as made it's an odds on 
loser. fMinc. 



WEALTH 

Miiry M. I-4><.«1 Ktli<>l Clayton 

riiili|) Ddiiiinirk H< Tbort lUiwUnaon 

(iorditii Tdwnsvixl J. M. Duinont 

01iv«'r Marnhull lwiwrt>i)oe W. Rteera 

Irvliiic S»-alon (Iftorge IVrlolat 

MrR Doiiiinkk Claire iIrI)owe)l 

Kstelle ttollniul Ji>un Acker 

Dr. llowunl Ilk-hard Wayne 

The first thing striking you about 
this Lauky offering current at the 
Hialto is the frequency with which 
what story there is is advanced by 
inserts. It Is based on an original 
by Cosmo Hamilton and the con- 
tinuity is by Julia Crawford Ivors. 
William D. Taylor directed. Ap- 
parently ita substance, purpqse and 
idea can best be visualized by Imag* 
ining its motto to be, "It is better to 
be poor than rich." 

Ethel Clayton, who Is atarred. and 
a competent caaf aet out to prove It 
by showing Mlaa Clayton flrat aa an 
illustrator who falla In love with a 
rich young man who forthwith mar- 
ries her. They live with his wealthy 



^esse L, Lasky presents 



ETH E L CLAYTON 



in 

William D, Taylor^ 

PRODUCTION 

Wealth* 

Ct Qkimmounl Q>icture> 



A MID Greenwich Village 
gaiety she struggled for 
wealth and fame. 

Until, wearied of poverty, 
she married a millionaire. 

Then began the real strug- 
gle — for love and happiness! 
It*8 a story that goes deep 
into the heart of a woman, and 
brings out the tenderest truths 
of life. 



nnT.iTwnnn i^s anokliw. CAUrORlciA. 




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PICTURES 



FrUajr, July 1. i^ji 




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A MESSAGE THAT WAS SENT TO THE GENTLEMEN 
CONVENED AT MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. 



THE MAN BEHIND THE MICROSCOPE 



V. 



'A group of men got together back in 1776. They made up their minds that 
what was theirs WAS THEIRS. They were willing to fight for it. They 
won. They made history. We are they. 

Descendants of that determined group are now gathered in Minneapolis and 
let's hope that they will make up their mjnck to fight for what's theirs. 
They are better equipped in every way than the patriots of 76, for Law 
and Order promises square dealing— if they decide to have what's theirs. 
We are they. 

Independent Exhibitors, Distributors and Producers own what they have by 
the sweat of their brows. No Bull or Bear from Wall Street produced 
their money for pleasant smiles or **blccks of common stock." It was 
earned. 

By right of honest toil their theatres and productions are coming into their 

. own— that's proven by the fact that the crowd from Wall Street desires 

to crush. Wall street has never feared a dead one — therefore we must 

be alive. It's going to be suicide, murder or a happy prosperous life — 

which shall it be? 

Don't let's sit back to "let George do it/' for George has a funny knack of 
passing the buck around — and it's never done. Let us all do it. Do it 
now. Do it well. 

Let's show Mr. Wall Street that our pictures are wanted by intelligent au- 
diences — that our theatres house discerning patrons. Let's show him how 
little he really is by making ourselves so much bigger. He is not the 
bad, bad boogey-man he would have us believe — not so by a long shot. 
His theatres are no better than ours nor are his pictures. All he really 
has is MONEY— and that is dwindling so fast that he has had to practi- 
cally turn Highwayman. 

He is only standing behind the microscope of culvertising, and if you'll 
peek behind you will find that he is not near as big as we— and KNOWS 
It I But he doesn't know that we know it, so let's show himl 

Let's hold our ground, hold our theatres, hold our producing units and the 
first thing you know he'll be asking us to let him play in our yard. We 
have pictures and theatres — thousands of the best. We have the ability 
and desire to satisfy the public's wish for clean and human photoplays. 
Let's give it to them and forget all about the MAN BEHIND THE 
MICROSCOPE. 

I sure would like to be with you fellows out there in Minneapolis, but I feel 
that I am where I can do US the most good. I am opening "THE 
TWICE BORN WOMAN" at the New York Hippodrome. You will 
read more about it elsewhere in this paper. Mr. Wall Street could prob- 
ably tell you how many pictures of his were turned down to let this fea- 
ture run. 

That's my first shot — let's lay down a barrage and pretty soon the MAN 
BEHIND THE MICROSCOPE will be "irised" to fadcout size. 



SONORA FILMS CORP, 

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St'ened, JULIUS SINCFR; 



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Friday, July 1, Xftl 



PICTURES 



molhri. who proce«d« to dominate 
them A baby is bom— then dies, 
fn tb. meantlm« Mary asserts her- 
mm]t pleading with her husband to 
So to work and make a home for 
Stem. Too late he realizes how 
much she means it. She has left 
him meanwhile, bnt he wins her 
'^jtut.k. and the audience Is satisfied 
^heii the overbearing mother-in-law 
jias a stroke of paralysis she has 

^Competently handled, this miebt 
)iavo Hcorod, but as it stands it is 
4re85cd up to conceal its defects. 
There are rich and costly Interiors, 
A cabaret scene expensive in every 
^ray. and Miss Clayton's gowns to 

kelp. 

H< rhert RawUnson and Claire lic- 
powell stood out in the cast. 



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CARNIVAL 



Stivk) Steno IfatheRon lAn^ 

gimuiK 't-i Hildik Uatley 

Ctount Andrea Sctpione Ivor Novell<> 

I^lio .'Tlfford <Jray 

BarorKHs ort.ivia I>urh**B4j D'Annola 

Nlro Stf-no " 'Tw tnlilea" Hunter 

Jf alley Kno'es' film production of 
•'Carnival" is the only tantrible evl- 
dpfKc to i-p.-^^h America to represent 
the ill-faLcil Alliance Film Co. of 
Englanit. It in boln^ distributed 
here by iht- I'nited Artists. If the 
Alliano*' iiad ever grotten into full 
gwin^ witii a series of such produc- 
tions as •'CamlvaV* it would have 
been a strong contender for flrst 
honors in the American ftlm mart. 

"Camivar' was presented here on 



the legitimate stage a year or so 
ago with Godfrey Tearl« in the stel- 
lar role, and while Mr. Tearle scored 
a strong personal success, the piece 
proved a dire failure and was quick- 
ly withdrawn. Matheson Lang, a 
popular Bnglish actor, produced it 
In London on the spoken stage, 
where it enjoyed a prosperous run. 
and he is now in the same role in 
the film version, and Hilda Bailey. 
who created the leading feminine 
role in Matheson's company in Lon- 
don, Is cast for the some part In 
the screen prcsentatloii. 

YHiUe following clooely tike spoken 
version, the film adaptatton is in- 
tensely absorbing melodrama of a 
high order. The film producer had 
the advantage of utillzlxig many 
more scenes than could possibly be 
shown on a stage, and for a back- 
ground employed actual locations on 
the canals of romantic Venice^ with 
its picturesque castles, gondolaa* etc. 
It was also relatively easy for him 
to actually show a replica of a 
Venetian carnival, and for a num- 
ber of those shots the film wan 
artistically colored. 

The story has in it a strong basis 
for tragic drama — that of a pronr»- 
Inent Italian actor-manager, believ- 
ing his wife guilty of infidelity, 
called upon to play the role of 
Othello on his stage to her Desda- 
noona, winding up with the choking 
scene, wherein he is so frantic he 
actually tries to throttle the fair 
lady. 

Mr. Lang Is a typically stolid 
Englishnian, and when bMnakes up 



for the Moor o' Venice he looks the 
part to a flicety. A number of close- 
ups serve to bring out the florceness 
of his jealousy, and the scenes in 
the theatre are not exaggerated or 
Idealized. His screen poriormanoe is 
a fine piece of cinematographic 
mummery. Miss Bailey, however, 
does not fare so well. 6he fails to I 
Lrir.t, V3»-1Jm> '1" •trwfAcrl7'>*'.?T\.. the 
requisite "temperamAt" of a spoiled 
young wife who goes to the carnivul 
attired as Bacchante with another 
man, merely out of pique because 
her husband is called away at the 
last moment and unable to escort 
her. She Is not sufficiently convinc- 
<rit' in her depiction of the conse- 
quences bit her rash act. Mr. Lang, 
on the contrary, lives and suffers 
the role of Othello— or at least 
creates that Impression. 

The others In the supporting com- 
pany are sufficiently competent for 
their respective parts, the photog- 
raphy is admirable throughont, and 
th<' entire production is a dignified 
and impressive one. It can tte set 
down as a success of a high order. 
If this should turn out to be the 
case it will probably t>e the first 
Kritit-h-nuuie photoplay to win Its 
laurels in this country. Joto. 



ford and the comedy ability of a 
Normand. A more appropriate role 
could not have been picked for her. 

The picture in lis general make- 
up had its production cost cut to a 
nilnitnum. Th»> intoriora are th« 
cuatoinary studio tttoek stuTf, with 
not a flash displayed in the entire 
affair. 

The cast in snpp<trt has been sulTl- 
ciontly well srlorted, with each 
member honestly earning tlu- money. 
William Seiter was tlio director, and 
although Inclined to forgot dttai! at 
times was provided with sufficient 
material In the McGrath story to 
bring forth a screen subject. 

"Hearth and Masks" as a program 
picture has some value on the 
strength of the McOrath name und 
the work of Miss Field. 



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Olffea. . . 







CallaJMtn..., 
Jimmla 



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Paallna Starka 

Jeaeph Klna 

• ••.... .Oypay O'Drtas 

Bdvare LaacCord 

.ETCtyn C. Oa ir l ug toa 

Charlaa llrDoaaM 

MattlMW Beta 

Maria KaTiiea 

• ••••••••• • ••• »^ftw aSaA^a 

WIlllAM Nallcy 

Lawrenca Jahnaoa 



Dr. Horace Aatbon. 

Mra. Aattioa 

Uncfa Noa. . . . • . . , , . 
Hanaaa.., 

Mra. UttUu-i« 

Tan, acv IS. ...... 

Taoi, aga SS 

Arthur, ace 14 

Jim, aca IS 

Jim. aca 22-82 

Kata, aga 

Kate, age 2t-Sl... 
Fraak, aga •. . . . 
Frank, 4ca 18... 
FVank, ag« 28... 
Bmily, tSa baby 
■telly, aga 12.. 
Bmlly. aga 22. . . 
Stapben IfcLcod 
MoUy McLaad... 
Harry Andrawa. 
Mr Atfelaaon... 



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..Dwigbt Crittenden 

Mary Alden 

Ntck Cealey 

..Fanny Bteekbrldgto 

Laura Lavarnle 

Johnny Jonca 

Rldianl Tackar 

Marnball Rlckaaa 

Buddy Meaaengcr 

.Callen T^Juidla 
. . . LuclUe Rkckaea 
....Louiao Loveh' 
..Rabcrt Davltbiaa 

J. Park Joiiaa 

J. Park Jonaa 

Maria Moarabovae 

Bll>y Cattaa 

.Helaaa cfbadvick 
Tb«04lora Toa Bits 



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.M. B. (Lafty) Flyan 
Roland Ruabtoa 



BORN OM THE 

4™ OF auuv 

[DEPENDENCE Day. tKis year, trill mark 
a aignifirant event in the hiatory of motion 
lectures — the firat anniversary of the birth of 
!> Aflsociated ProdiicerB Incorporated. 

ling into existence on thia Great Day. ve 

fl justly proud in prodaiming the fcd and in 

louncing a progressive policy and program 

the ensuing months. 

Associated Producers Inc. ia a cooperative 

organization Aid as its birthday signifies, fo 

and independent of all outside alliances. 

production and distribution of quality 

n pictures is the sole business of this 



fr 



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im. 



hold ourselves accountable to the Exhib* 
of the "Vorld only and if our methods 
iroduct meet with their approval vre 
have accomplished much. 

Producers Inc. 

CIS* n% tBVEim AVL. miv vou ott 



Thlg is a gerioug i»letar« for bat 
weather, but a sood pictare. Whit- 
man Bennett te pgcaenttnc It thia 
week aa a First National attraction 
at the Strand, and it leavea you bet- 
ter for having seen it. It la baaed 
on Eklward Sheldon'g well remem- 
bered play. Kenneth Webb direct- 
ed competently aod the mountlnst 
>« adequate and fai keeptnir* 

Far abova other eongideratkma, 
tho acttac aCanda out. PaailiBe 
Starke aeirer appeared to ancli sood 
adrantaca. She waa gimplew direct, 
appealing. She outdid herself. 
Notbfnc thlg year hag begun to ap- 
proach Lillian Qish's pOTformance 
in "Way Down East** ag this has. 
She wag wen seconded by Joseph 
King-, who to ths latter ecenen 
brought into hig performance with 
pathetia charm a guggestion of th«> 
weakening of the roughneck and 
the growing of thtf better man. but 
the mind returns to Miss Starke to 
that moment of the fight wtten 
sheer terror took hold of her. to her 
rescue and the light falling on her 
face aa ghe prayed, laatly to those 
final scenes when she struggled be- 
tween the good and bad love, mak- 
ing clear the difference, th^ terrible 
inner urge that leads every woman 
worth a second's thought Into the 
Gcthscraane of all attractive glrle. 

Of the others who appeare<I it 
may bo said that Evelyn C. Car- 
rlngton made a bit convincing and 
effective by the simplest n»etho<Js. 
while Mr. Bennett in his casting? 
chose for his boy part a real boy 
who was neither angelic nor pretty, 
but a boy. As for the rest, they 
worked well in the ensemble. 

Nell Is the girl of a rousrhneck 
and ean't keep a respectable Job, ah 
the man is always coming around 
while in drink. Finally, at work 
scrubbing floors in a saloon, she 
attracts the unwelcome attcntiunH 
of the boss' brother and her own 
man defends her, killing the 
brother. For this he serves seven 
years. Coming back, he looks up 
his girl and their son and finds 
them happy la Salvation Army 
work. He himself has been tempt- 
ed by a gang of thieves. In the 
final, moving, convincing scenes she 
Haves him and herself and son, and 
all together they find happiness. 

I^fd. 



A goodTy percentage of those 
present ai the premiere of "The OM 
Nest** Tuesday evening at the Astor 
were members of the theatrical and 
film Indttstry. TiMy were pretty 
well agreed that the Reginald Bar- 
ker production of Rnpert Hughes' 
photoplay, made for Ooldwyn, Is 
more or less of a plagiarism o< Wil- 
liam Fox's "Over the Hill." Nev- 
ertheless "The Old Nest" Is aot a 
Plagtarlsht excepting to the sense 
that every triangle drama la a varia- 



tion of all the oth( rs. 

"Over the Hills" is a photoploy 
about a venal, churlish, rapacious 
low-ciiat family showing the 
mother-lovo the one bi>7 thln^ in 
such surroundings, with <^>no son so 
unfeolinK hs to jx rrnit lii.s mothor 
to go to tho pooiiiuus"'. The faUur 
of the family is a hors(^thi»»f as tlie 
cukntnation of n lifn of indolence. 

^'he Old ^scjii" dt^io;^ •^♦tp »»»**-* 
ried life of a sweet mother, the wifo 
of a country doctor whose childrt^n 
grow up and marry, and In tho 
carrying on of their own lives neg- 
lect their aged mother — never vi- 
ciously, but imthlnklngly, just as all 
of us— yes, even the best of ve—are 
apt to do. It Is a magnificent de- 
piction of the inevitable existence, 
showing the love of a mother for her 
children, knowing their human frail- 
ties but loving them Just the same. 
None of the children are 
good nor yet wicked — jtist 
average children of any naother with 
an average hust>and. To be sure 
one of the youths hangs out to the 
village pool parlor and gets mixed 
up In a crap game and steals s e m e 
money from the cash register e< the 
village grocery store where he fts 
employed. How many of us» plaosd 
In the same situation, wouldn't have 
taken the same chance to pay oar 
gambling tosses at that ace? 

What was more natural than tor 
the mother to take the monegr the 
father gave her to pay the bntcber 
and grocer and ose It to boy her lit- 
tle girl a dress so she eould so to 
a party? 

The entire picture Is fall ef ivsC 
s«eh bimuui, natnrsl tovehesi 



triangle 

story of any family: aot 

to teach anything but merely to 

mind us not to neglect our 

especially our mothers. 

It Is aU ctessOy told witbomt 
thos or other mawkish 
ty. admirably dta-ected withral 
ing recourse to tremendeos 

tloo. The technical detaHa are 
perb fa their simplicity. 



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tsw 



lOb 



The Mark 




HEARTS AND MASKS 

Alice Gaynor Elinor T\oM 

On)h>ptng TMrk PrandH U cDnnald 

Richard Comstock Lloyd Bacon 

John Gaynor John (Tosnnr 

.>f r<f Craves Molly llcConuell 




of Safety 



Some 




• III 



Things for 



the Coming Season 



"Hearts and Masks" in a Feder- 
ated production adapted for the 
screen by Mildred Considine from 
the novel by Harold McGrath. EU- 
Hfir Field iu the picture'.H If-.-Kllng 
light, po8«iijIy it being her flrxC 
starring vehicle. Alice Gaynor (Miss 
; Fltld), the ward of a rich, gouty 
1 uncle, is confined closely to her 
home, due to the puritanical Ideas 
of her guardian. Her bubblinK diis- 
poaition cau.ses uncle much worrl- 
ment and brings about his .Hiiddcn 
rt»'partiire from hosne for a resr» 

Ihjrinj? iiis absence his nicer ralc»» 
command and aHHiimeH the role of a 
maid, makine the servrintH thf 
ffuesta at Lhe house, al.«^o inforininji: 
a HtranK»r that lh»' h<)us«-' ia a b".'ir«l- 
ir;^ place and that he n);iy f-c\irv a 
room there. l"n<le r»turn.s, finWs 
the topsy turvy con«lirion."i, r;^iH«•^ 
cain. nn*l the t>oard»T n>al<i«! hi« d'- 
p.irturo. A love affair h.id sprunjr i 
i up l)etwe'm tho Ifjdjcer and lb** nr>aid ; 
I wh>«-ii wa.i carried •»»■« .i.ftti hi had , 
tal<fn ui> oii.irt'-r^ at a rujirby hot4l 
th«'y mcetlri:^ .'il an ilT.iif at tii" i 
I country clnf» in m;m«iu*'i-Td#- r»t!irr>. | 
I Th^y h^rnrv •nJT''<l »ip with thi» v*s i 
j w«.>rl<inir In thi"* <-rowd. havf s»v»t.il 1 
j 'Mcapadta. but. • ad up with tli»' cii*-- , 
I torii.4rv 'I"*-" up. I 

I The p|f'tnr*» js ri p»rHf»naI su*'* '-ss ' 
• for Mi.sM Fi<dd if norhinjr fl«<-. •*^^'* j I 
I displays tbe wlnsi)m«ri»'s«i of a i'j< k- tV 



NOnMA TAr.uMAIV]i: 

"Th« WotKl.iful Tiling" 

"Smllin* Throoth" 

Two More Thin Pcaiion and Klerrn tn 

Follow. 

RICHARD UARTHKLMES 

•Torbl* Da,vM" 

Joseph Hefrcrsticimcr's Famous Story 

And Thre« Other Productions. 

ALLAN HOLUBAR 

Present* 
Two Special ProdaetloBs 
Starring Dorothy Phillip* 

K. A. WAL.8H ProdQctlosa 

••flerensd*" 

"Kindred of thm Dast'* 

Starrins Mirlsm Cooper 

M arshalj:^ NBILAN 

Prosents 

"Blt» of LIfo" 

•Tenrod" 

With Wesioy Barry 

And Two Oth«)r ProdurttoMa 

CUAKLTB CHAPLIN 

"Vanity Fair" 
We HoM Contracts for Two Oth^ro. 

KATirKRlNR M.irDO.VALD 

"ir-r flofl,'.T Vuluo" 

"pen. l,l«if" 

Four .\for»' Thl" F->;<.M.'n mxl Six t<» 

K-.l!«.w 

XTr an<l Mm «\HTKIl ItK IIWKS 
"My T.mJy Krionds" 

IC .1, A \r» WKPT 

riiK «r>;vri \*KNTAr. Bf-OKK* 
^ Hp. i.il Prirdo^-fl- n 



HICHARD WALTON TULLT 

Presents 

"Omar the Tentmaker^ 

"The Hasdueradar* 

Directed hj Jsmes Tesng 

Btarrlnr Ouj Bates Poet 

CON ST AN CM TALJIADOB 

"Wumaa'a Plaeo" 

"CJood for NoUUag" 

Foar More This Season and glx to 

Follow. 

HOBART HBNLBT Fraaoats 

"Stardust" 
From Faany iiarsCa FaiBse gtory 

WHITlffAN BBNlfSTT 

Preseats 

"SaUatloa jfoTT* 

"Baasteioa" 

A JOHN M. 8TAUL ProdaaUon 

"Ketrlbutloa" 

And Two Other Prodaotleaa 

CHARUifl RAT 

"A MldatsM BalP* 

"Two Mlastoa to Oo** 

"R. B. ▼. F." 

AiKl Two Other Pro<1uctlona 

(Hy Arr»nK<>inont with First National 

iax hi bi tors' CJrcaK) 

FiirsTBIC KSATON 
Six Prodnctlona 

ANITA STEWART 

"The InTfsfhIo Fesi^ 

"The Prtce of Happlaoii^ 

"A Qjif^mtUm of Renoi^ 

JAMKa nT.IVER cunWOOD FtOMsta 
"Th<i OoMon 8nar^' 

W r. ALDBR Preweats 
Fnsr Frodutrtloaa 

"AT.r*<» mjTTON" 
A SpK^ial PrMartloii 



FIRST NATIONAL ATTRACTIONS 

That^M another retuon why 



W] 



PICTURES 






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Friday, July 1. 1921 



DIRTY FILM IN COURT 

C*o. Durand, Lillian Bradley and 
.Others Held for Special Sessions 



Judge Mancuso in Ihe West 54Ui 
fctreet police court last Friday h»'l«l 
Cor Special Hesslona, George Uuf and, 
Lillian Dradley, Bert Grant and the 
picture operator, alleged to bare 
t>eon the instlgatora and promoters 
of an Indecent exhibition In a prl- 
.vate room at Durand'a restaurant 
l»n West 43d street a couple of 
greeks ago. 

An obscene film seized by the 
|^Ilo« wbo raided the place and 
made tbo arrestH, was exhibited to 
$he magistrate in the court room. 

Durand ran the restaurant. Miss 
Bradley is said to haVe supplied the 
^rforraance. and Grant was charged 
,witb writing a lyric to fit the fes- 
tivitlea, while the operator was 
charged with having projected the 
film. 

tn the private party that had In- 
ttuced Miss Bradley to arrange for 
^e exhibition were 16 members of 
fche Vice Society, virtually the en- 
tire party. One of the society's In- 
yestiigators had been working on 

Elss Bradley, who is a club book- 
g agent, for several weeks, It Is 
Id, and during that time the In- 
vestigator Is reported to have tipped 
^flC an affair at Mlneola, L. I., Miss 
Bradley also furnished. The county 
Authorities raided it. 



LASKY'S DRASTIC COT IN PRODUCTION 
IS FOLLOWED BY XOEW AND GOLDWYN 



TULLY'S PRODUCTIONS 

First "Omar'» With Post— Distribu, 
tion Settled. 



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On Same Lines Laid Down by Bird for Fox — HoCF- 
man at Metro Says Cut Is to Obtain Through 
Whole Industry — Purchasing Depts. in Lihm 



Loo Angeles, June 2f. 

Jesse Lasky, who arrived from 
the east last Thursday, announces 
that a 25 per cent, cut In the cost of 
production, a general speeding up 
in all the departments and an entire 
elimination of waste in every di- 
rection la the only thing that is go- 
ing to keep the picture industry on 
its feet at this time. He also stated 
that practically three studios here 
arc aligned with the Famous Play- 
ers-Lasky in the plan to cut the cost 
of the making of pictures. The two 
others are Goldwyn and the Metro. 

Before starting west Lasky held 
conferences with Samuel Goldwyn, 
Richard A. Rowland and Marcus 
Loew, at which it was agreed that 
the cost of production would have to 



m COAST EXODUS LEAVING L A. 
lONESOME AUEV FOR PICTURERS 



p» 



les Have Been Lowered and Extra Sections Are 
Carrying Hangers-on at Studios East — No Pro- 
duction Reviyal Seen Till Late Fall 



^"^ Los Angeles, June tt. 

f iMt Angeles U losing a flock of 

Ihoee who were earning their Ilveli- 
boods here by either apearing in 
|>icture« or being eipployed in and 
^bont the studios. Bince June 15. 
^taen the new railroad rates to the 
^ast became effecUve and the round 
trip ticket to New York was cut to 
|172.1i, tho railroad terminals have 
been crowded dally with those de- 

Sarting. On the first day of the 
ew rates IB additional sections 
lirere added to the regular trains 
scheduled for overland traveL Since 
Ihat time there have been at least 
Pve additional sections dally on the 
panta Fe alonei. 

At that rate It does not seem it 
Kill be long before L. A. will mean 
Lonesome Alley. Of course the L. 
(l. boosters are there with the big 
gallop that the incoming trains are 
bringing In just as many people as 
are leaving, but that is the "bunk," 
pure and simple. The picture folk 
that can afford to get away are all 
jftoing H. 

They figure that there will bo no 
general revival of production on a 
large scale in Los Angeles until 
some time late in the fall, either 
October or November, and casual In- 
jyeutigatlon seems to prove that 
they are about right. In the mean- 
time they figure if they can get 
something to do in New York either 
In pictures or on the stage they arc 
going to be the winner. The round 
trip railroad tickets permit them 
to finish their return trip up to 
Pcbober. 



FIRST NATl BIDS 
FOR BflLLIE BURKE 



FEE FAIRBANKS AKE HAPPT 

Los Angeles, June 29. 

Mary Plckford and Douglas Fair- 
banks were Jubilant Saturday over 
the decision handed down by Dis- 
trict Judge Langan at Mlndcn. Nev., 
upholdlpg the divorce of Mary Plck- 
ford and Owen Moore, granted 
March. 1920. 

Attorney General Fowler has an- 
hounced ho will appeal the decision 
to the Supreme Court of the Slate. 
Neither of the stars woukl make 
any statement, referring nil fim-s- 
tioncrs to their attorneys. 



Want Her in ''Mme. Pompa- 
dour/' to Be Filmed Abroad. 

First National has made a bid for 
Blllle Burke In a super production 
of "Madam Pompadour.** Fio Zieg- 
feld proposes to make it a high class 
production, to be filmed in Paris, 
Versailles, etc. 

The terms of the negotiations as 
tentatively laid out are for First 
National to advance the cost of 
production, on the basis of a 66-36 
distribution. The play was origi- 
nally written by Charles Frederic 
Nirdllnger. who is at work on an 
elaborate scenario of the spoken 
version, which Is owned by Nlrd- 
linger and George W. Lederer. 

Miss Hurke has concluded her 
contract with Famous Players. 
which called for a salary of 130.000 
for four weeks' work on each pro- j 
ductlon. with addltloiial services to 
be paid for pro rata. In addition 
Zlegfeld received what he under- 
stood to be two and one-half per 
cent of the gross on the pictures, 
but which Famous construed as on 
65 per cent of the gross. The seven 
pictures Miss Durke made for 
Famous grossed something like 
$3,600,000. 

Samuel F. Kingston, despite de- 
nials, is doing some confidential 
work for Zlegfeld and it is under- 
stood he is to become the latter's 
general manager once more at the 
conclusion of his contract with 
William Fox. 



BAKAOED IN FUM STREET 

Kansas City. June 25. 
W. A. Andlauer and V. A. Simes. 
picture photographers of this city, 
and Paul Linvllle, Macon. Mo., have 



EOGERS FINANCING HIMSELF 

L.)3 Angeles. June L*l>. 
Will Uou:»is will make two rcelers 

for release through iVithe. That 
much ti'^ardiriR the future activities 
of the tonu'dian somis to he settled. 
Il(»m>ra' (»wn money will finance ihv 
ronip.uiy. which it* (»» ic »se spare at 
one of the local studios, and Clnr- 
fucc Badger, who direct od Hogers at 
Goldwyn. will be associated with 
lUm and direoU 



GEO. LOANE TUCKER SERVICES 

Los Angeles, June 29. 
Special services for George Ix)ane 
Tucker were held Sunday on the 
Brunton lot In a specially erected 
chapel. Addresses were made by 
Frederick Warde and James Young. 
after which l)rlef Christian Science 
services were read. Of the cast of 
The Miracle Man" were present 
.I()sci)li J. Dowllnf?, I^on Chancy, 
F»;iiiUie lioc and his mother, and 
J. M. Dnmont. Ernest Palmer, who 
pliotopjraj.hed 16 Tucker pictures, 
was also present. 

Other 11 Im notables who attended 
were Mary Plckford, Douglas Fair- 
hanks, Robert llrunton. M. C. Levee, 
T. llayo.s Hunter. James Klrkwood, 
Frank Canipeau, Clara Ilorton, 
Arnold Gregg. Italph Lewis. Vera 
Lewis, J. L. Frothingham and Mrs. 
Mary Compson, mother oC Betty 
i^mpsoB. 



be cut one-quarter to meet a corre- 
sponding cut ia the rental prices of 
pictures. , 

The three producing companies 
are now planning their stiidio work 
to bring about the 2fi per ctot. say- 
ing. It will mean a further cut In 
salaries for the acting casts, and 
the working staffs will also either 
have to stand a cut or their per- 
sonnel will be cut to a minimum. 

The plan which the thre« com- 
panies have laid out for themselves 
will follow pretty much the re- 
tranchment policy which was inau- 
gurated at the William Fox West 
Coast studios about five months ago 
by Charles A. Bird. The standard 
of production there has been main- 
tained and ia a great many in- 
stances bettered under the new re- 
gime, and the cost of production has 
been cut anjrwhere from 2S to 40 per 
cent, through speed and the elimina- 
tion of graft and waste. 

"The daj of a eompleto show- 
down in the picture industry has ar- 
rived," according td Mr. Lasky. ''Ab- 
normal and ezorbitaat salaries, 
needless and wasteful eztrama- 
gance and so-called 'bankers' hours' 
and all the various illogical and un- 
businesslike methods that haye ob- 
tained and for which the picture 
business hss been more or less just- 
ly criticised from time to time most 
come to aa abrupt oad. We must 
regard the present moment as the 
most critical that the film ladustry 
has faced during its ezlsteBca. 

"So far as Fampus FUyers-LAsky 
Corp. is concerned — and I am. satls- 
ned that the same will apply to other 
leading producing companies — there 
will be no more extravagances in 
production, no more abnormal sala- 
ries, and employes of the company 
will be expected to giro value re- 
ceived ia every department.** 

All of the business houses in 
Hollywood, Los Angeles and vicin- 
ity that are doing business with the 
studios will be affected, and they 
will be expected to co-operate with 
the new order of things generally. 
Milton HoflCmaa at the Metro 
stated that the 2S per cent cut was 
to be general throughout the in- 
dustry. It was a time to get down 
to hard tacks. The houses in Los 
Angeles that have been existing by 
making rentals to studios of props, 
etc., have been basing those rentals 
on 10 per cent, of the valuation of 
two years ago. when everything was 
Inflated and that will have to come 
down to earth and present-day 
prices and figures percentage on 
that basis. 

The purchasing departments of all 
the studios are to be made to close- 
ly follow market conditions on all 
commodities used and will be com- 
pelled to buy at prevailing market 
prices, thus cutting out the paying 
of various commissions. The cast- 
ing departments will be watched for 
understandings with agents and 
"kick-backs" on commissions, and 
those little touches of graft will all 
be wiped out. 

In all it is promised that a new era 
in picture producing is about to ar- 
rive, one which, if all promises are 
kept, should, bring about a revival of 
production in the industry with 
greater speed than any other step 
that could be taken. It will mean 
that the co-operation of the actor, 
director, mechanic and every one 
connected with the production end 
of the industry will be necessary. 
It will mean that the Individual will 
have to cut and accept the cuts in 
salary, so that the greatest good for 
the greatest number will come to 
pass. This is a matter of absolute 
necessity in this vicinity at this time, 
for the studios are haunted each day 
by hundreds looking for work, and 
every Job that there is within Los 
Angeles there are ninety applicants. 
Under regular conditions there 
was no possibility of relief in sight 
for the unemployed until October or 
November. Under the new order of 
things, however, it Is possible that 
the first of September will see a gen- 
eral revival in production here^ 



Hudson, of Kansas City. Kans.. 
who claims he was injured while a 
film was being made by the de- 
fendants. 

Hudson claims that he was told 
he was wanted to work In a scene 
showing a tug-of-war; that a rope 
was tied to him and that while he 
was assured there would be no 
ddJiger and that the rope was to 
be attached to another man, it was 
fastened to an automobile and he 
was dragged 500 feet along the 
street, before a large crowd. The 
incident. ' the petition recites, 
occurred at Brunswick, Mo., during 
the ceremonial of a fraternal or- 
ganization. For actual damages 
he asks $25,000 and a similar sum 
for punitive damages. He claims 
that he has been unable to work 
since the incident took place. 



Los Angeles, June tfi, 
"rfhe Richard "Walton "I'liriy 
ductions are to be released througk 
First NationaL The author ha^ 
completed his arrangements witl| 
the exhibitor organization for tha 
distribution of his product whicl^ 
will have Guy Bates Post as the 
sUr. The flrst picture, now being 



been sued in the United States _-j- -^ ♦w^ »«.«♦«- «* j. 
court for $60,000 damages by Harm L"*"** *^ '*"* Brunton Studios wiU 
,,^ .^ _- ,. ^..__ ,^ Pbe "Omar, the Tentmaker," and it 

is to be followed by "The Masquer- 
ader." "The Bird of Paradise." "The 
Flame" and the Sydney Drew stage 
success "Keep Her Smiling." 

Virginia Falre will play the lead 
opposite Mr. Post, "Omar" and in 
addition Lawson Butt and Otto 
Matleseu have been engaged for 
the cr.st. James Young will handle 
the direction while Alfred Bucklund 
will be art director. Rone (luissart 
will be the cameraman of the or- 
ganization. 

James Peede, who has been ^en-" 
eral manager of Mr. Tully's theatri- 
cal ventures will also act In that 
capacity in the picture field and 
Milton H. Schwartz will have 
charge of the Los Angeles offices 
of the company. 



1 



AD VALOREM 30 PER CENT. DUTY 
ON FOREIGN FILMS SCHEDULED 



I 



Insiders Assured of It — Made on ^'American Vain* 
ation Plan'' — Recommend 20 Per Cent on Im* 
ported Raw Stock — ^Making Abroad 



LOS ANGELES BARS 
i^lRTH OF A NATION" 



Stopped After Two Weeks at 
Garrick— Societies Protest 



Los Angeles, June 29. 

D. W. Griffith's "The Birth of a 
Nation" has beejB banned from this 
city. The shoeing at the Garrick 
was brought to a close Saturday by 
order of City Prosecutor Wldney. It 
had been running two weelis when 
the order came to close. 

Chief of Police Pendergast stated 
the order was the result of num- 
erous letters of protest from various 
societies Interested in the advance- 
ment of negroes and it was feared 
the film might engender racial 
feeling. 

Mary Plckford's "Through the 
Back Door" was booked to replace 
"The Birth." 



CBAZT LETTER WRTTEE 

Los Angeles. June 29. 

Henry Baker, who was arrested 
In Tacoma, Wash., for having writ- 
ten threatening letters to Charlie 
Chaplin, the comedian, demanding 
$30,000 on the pain that death either 
to himself or one of his intimate 
friends would follow, is believed to 
be crazed. Postal Inspector W. N. 
Cookson who made the arrest states 
that he is certain that Baker is of 
unsound mind. 

Chaplin has refused to make any 
statement regarding the affair. His 
press agent, Carlyle Robinson, 
placed the matter in the hands of 
the postal authorities after Chaplin 
had received the ;r. 



Thers wlH bo no mors matinee 
performances of "The Last Walts" 
until September. 



Mrs. Mary Roberts Rinehart Is 
recovering from a major operation 
for gallstones, 



RIALTO CO. FORMED 

Rialto Productions, Inc., is the 
name of a new independent dis- 
tributing organization. Its principals 
are Lou Rotters and S. J. Stebblns. 
During the coming year at least 26 
new features will be distributed by 
the organization. 



Washington, June 29. 
Those claiming to be "On the 
Inside" are sayinc the Ways and 
Means Committee will recommend 
a 30 per cent, ad valorem duty on 
foreign made pictures coming into 
this country and that the rec- 
omendalion wilh be accepted by 
Congress. Such assessment is to be 
made on the "American Valuation 
Plan," whereby Invoice valuation 
will not be taken into accoun' but 
the tax will be levied upon an esti- 
mate of what a foreign picture 
would cost if produced in this 
country. 

The Ways and Means Committee 
has recommended a tax of -20 ftw 
cent on foreign raw stock, also 
based on the "American Valuation 
Plan," which means the wholesale 
selling price of raw stock In this 
cotmtry. 

n is understood the committee 
is now drafting an amendment to 
the new tariff bill which will allow 
American producers to make at least 
36 per cent, of a film in foreign 
countries and bring iC into the 
United States free of duty. Paul 
Turner, representing the Actor^ 
Equity Association, recommended ts 
the committee that 20 per cent, of 
such film be admitted free, but Jack 
Connolly, Washington representa- 
tive for the National Assocatlon of 
the Motion Picture Industry, ap- 
peared before a sub-committee of 
the Ways and Means Committee 
last week, with the result that the 
35 per cent, exemption will probably 
be recommended. 

The adoption of this amendment 
will mean that American i^roducers 
can go into foreign countries for 
scenes to complete a film without 
having to pay duty on such scenes. 



Ourning Directing Farnum 

IjOs Angeles, June 29. 

Dust In Furnum has been pl.'iccd 
under contract by William Fox. 
The contract was completed at the 
West Coast studios here, with 8. 
M. Wurtsel anu Charles A. Bird 
acting on behalf of the Fox inter- 
ests. 

Bernard J. Durnlng will have the 
direction of the first Farnum pic- 
ture that Ls to be made on the Fox 
lot. 



QUESTION FOR NAZIMOVA 

Los Angeles, June 29. 
The question of screenable stor- 
ies that will pass the cen.sors seems 
to be the only thing that la holding 
up the Mipnlng of the ct»ntract 
whereby Nazlmova would become 
one of the United Artists stars. 
The question rests entirely with 
the Big Four at present, it i"^ """ 
dcrstood that the alar Is r( nly to 
sign and th;it a space restM v.ition 
has been made at Brunton Stn.lios 
to bcRln work as soon as tli'" p '["''S 
are siKnod. 



KISS LAWRENCE MARRIEB 

Los Angeles, Juno 29. 

Florence Lawrence, film star. waJ 
married to Charles B. WoodiinK'. a 
Denver business man. May i" The 
couple are now living in San I'lati- 
clsco. 

The marriage was kept secret 
until this week. 



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Minneapolis Convention 
News — Down on Zukor 
and Famous — M a y 
Form Own Exchanges 
— Paramount, First Na- 
tional and Others May 
Have to Combine in 
Defense 



COHEN OPPOSED 



Minneapolis. June 29. 
The big noise of tho Theatre 
Owners of America Convention came 
out Tuesday in the form of a revo- 
lutionary proposition to have the 
theatre men form their own dls- 
tiii r Bystem, a system which 

at first blush loolts a» thouRh its 
purpose is to gobble up all the other 
independent exchanges In the coun- 
try, or at least subordinate them. 
A lot of opposition to the idea de- 
veloped and up to the last day of 
the convention it was noz sure that 
the theatre owners would give It 
their countenance and support. But 
it was the belief of many impartial 
onlookers here that if they did go 
through with the program ootllned 
TueHday, the final result could be 
nothing but an enforced amalgama- 
tion of Paramount, First National, 
Goldwyn, Metro and the other big 
, exchange systems on one side and 
a coalition of the theatre owners' 
propose system and the other In- 
dependent, exchange men on the 
other. 

All the present Independents who 
refuse to play with the theatre 
owners, it was predicted, would bo 
left between the two hostile camps 
indicated. 

The convention Itself has no very 
clear Idea of what President Sydney 
8. Cohen and hid associates have 
in mind as to the new distribution 
idea. When it was first sprung, 
questions came from all quarters 
and there ensued a free for all dis- 
cussion that only served to befog 
the Issue more completely. By late 
yesterday afternoon the situation 
had become so beclouded by oppos- 
ing views that tho prosidin«3 oincT 
threw up the sponge and agreed to 
the whole matter being thrown over 
night into tho hands of a committee 
made up of one delegate from each 
of tho film zones reprosonted, which 
committee should make an exhaus- 
tive carvass of the situation and 
Wednesday morning make a re- 
port to have the effect of a decision 
for the whole convention. That is 
to say, If the committee reported 
•gainst the theatre owners lending 
Its support to its own distribuling 
Bystem, they .should take tho matter 
tip In anotiuT wa^' and devise an- 
other proposition. 

SSonator Janiew J. Walker. .Vational 
COM>](*i\ for llie Tlie;itr«' '>\ crs. 
gave ilie most cniiKhtmini; descrip- 
tion of the (lislributin;; l)rt)IM)sal. 
eomin^ .ifter hMlf a dozen ofti<>r 
ofllci.ils ha<l tii.d to put the issue 
"P plainly and liii<l sueeee(le<l only 
in fopgln^r it wors(> than eve.. 
Walker's Idea. 
Senator Walkers idea is this: 
When the Vniteil States railroad 
ndministration took over all the 
roads dv.rinj,^ the war, it estabHshed 
ft series of consolidated tieket 
omees. The i:rie had a Itooth or a 
fount or. So did the N. Y. Central. 
Pennsylvania and I^aekawanii;i. A 
potentiHl huy( r of a ticket to (Mii- 
cn^'o rould ko to tho con-^olidi ted 
■ ofHre and shop for tho kind of 
ticket he wanted over the road lie 
Wanted to travel on. Kaeh r.-ad 
liaintained a selling iijrerii undei the 
sani<- roof at a much lower cost 
than Would have been neicssaii for 
Pa« h road to maintain a separate 
ofllce. Senator Walker applies ihit 
^'^♦ii to the propoaH«l »IreUit or ex- 
ehan^o. 

P'T example, the consolidated 
"V^tem will entabllnh an exchanKe 
pl'mt in every imoort^nt distrihu- 



tlon center. Apy Independent pro- 
ducer can put his picture in each 
of the Lervices of the system. Any 
existing exchange system from 
Paramount down- can do the saiie, 
thing. So each local exchange 
plant will offer all pictures by all 
makers in a consolidated ofllce to 
which the local exhibitor can come 
and shop for wha. he wants. .. 
least that's the way the advocates 
of the scheme set it forth,, making 
the argument that Independent pro- 
ducers will be glad to aval! them- 
selves of the service because it will 
cut their distributing costs down 
from 35 to 12 per cent, of tho over- 
head. They declare that maqy 
productions are even now ready to 
go into the plan. They even declare 
that several exchange systems .are 
wildly anxious to co-operate. In 
the number are mentioned Hodkin- 
son, Motion Picture Directors' Asso- 
ciation, Selznlck and Tom Ince. 

It struck several of the conferees 
In the Shubert theatre, to which the 
convention adjourned Tuesday after 
one day's experience in the super- | 
heated convention hall of the West 
Hotel, that there was a soft thing 
for the Independent producer If the 
men In control of the Theatre 
Owners' Exchange could turn over 
the theatre membership they rep- 
resented. Several si)oke right out 
in the meeting to this eflfect, notable 
among them being A. D. Harris of 
Pittsburgh, who declared: 

Why $5,000,000. 

"DisjLribution is the department 
by which the producer lives. It l.s 
through this medium he computes 
his profits. What I want to know- 
Is this: Whose films do you propose 
to deliver to us and on what basis. 
If you are going to act only as a 
common carrier, you must ^ carry 
for Adolph Zukor and anybody else 
that wants the service. Then the 
scheme Is all right. But if you are 
going to some producer and are 
going to say to him, "Give us your 
films and we will deliver over our 
membership to you" your scheme 
Is all wrong. You are only putting 
a club In the hands of a competitor 
while he is down. Don't let them 
say you are going Into the distribu- 
tion business. But if yoi are only 
going to be a messenger boy, wh^t 
do^a a messenger boy want with five 
million dollars." 

This last was in comment on the 
Cohen proposition to issue 15,000,000 
6 per cent, bonds to be subscribed 
by the members to fioat the distri- 
bution idea. 

In turn the overnight committee 
on distribution could not reach a 
definite decision on tho proposition. 
Its report th..t the p. jsldent nam? 
a committee of five to go further 
into the matter with the executive 
committte was adopted. This would 
seem to push the whole proposition 
Into the more or less r.istant future. 

The balance of the Wednesday 
morning session was tak... up In a 
discussion of the Famous Players 
and Adolph Zukor. It was explained 
that Mr. Zukor in his session with 
the executive committee had ex- 
pressed his contrition at whatever 
appeared to work .la .njusiire upon 
independent exhibitors and h-» 
promised that he would personally 
make good all los.ses caused by the 
F. P. theatre acciuisition. 

Checks to Mr.s. Dod^e and 
Sehwartz were ordered returned. 
There was exhau.slive delKite on 
the floor as to whether Mr. Zukor's 
word was Hulllclent guarantee, but 
it was tho sen.«:e of the gathering 
that a committee of theatre own- 
ers arran^'e a further meet!n>c with 
the 1''. !'• pre.>i*lent and secure his 
pledKo in writing?. It was alHO de- 
termined that a form covering dam- 
ages to an independent exhibitor 
from any of the big corporations be 
drawn up an th<' aj^reement be sub- 
mitted to all of thetn, ParanioufU 
as well as the others. 

Tho afternoon session up to th« 
close was Kivep over to the elec- 
tion of ofllce iH It was reKarde«l as- 
settled that no ni)n>-ition to the 
pre.-'ent ]>er«(»?uel (>[ the theatr< 
owners bo(H- would ( rop up. 

Senator .Iarn« s Walker made an 
Informal announcement Tuesday of 
the "••suit of tli»' rneeiin;^ lietween 
Adolph Zukor nn<l tho executive 
committeo • f the exhibitor bod.\ 
the ni^rht before, d<'clarinK the 
Famous J Mayers" president had 



ZUKOR WALKS OUT; 
SAYS TIME WASTED 



Left Minneapolis Tuesday 
Night — Looked Like 
Break With Con- 
vention 



Adolph 
Players, 



St. Paul, June 29. 
Zukor. of Famous 
slipped away frona 
Minneapolis last night. A bitter 
fight is going on In the conven- 
tion of the picture theatre own- 
ers of America to determine 
whether the independent pro- 
ducers and exhibitors should 
make war on the big film pro- 
ducing firm. 

Zukor's departure was taken 
as a break In diplomatic rela- 
tions with the convention. 

Speakers at the convention 
urged raising of fund of two 
million to flght Famous Players, 
which they charge Is Invading 
exhibitors' field. 

Zukor returned to New York. 
He said be bad wasted two days 
in Minneapolis. 

Indications are that Sydney S. 
Cohen, president of Motion pic- 
ture Owners' Association, will be 
opposed for re-election. 



ploflged i)ersonally that at no tinu; 
in the future would ho seek lo-irc- 
anirt* it. theatre in opposition to a 



member of tho theatre owners. 

The convention was disposed to 
look upon this statement as an Im- 
portant victory in the Issue brought 
up over the Mrs. Dodge and the 
Schwartz cases which have created 
an Inunense bitterness, but nobody 
in the convention attempteu to 
show that Zukor's pledge was bind- 
ing upon the Famous Players cor- 
poration, or indeed that he could 
control Famous Players' actions in 
this respect. 

Mr. Zukor did not appear on the 
platform, but Marcus Loew spoke 
for him In effect, when he declared 
that he did not believe Zukor ever 
would make a move that would in- 
jure a little competitor. Nobody 
ever doubted the truth of this state- 
ment, but nobody appeared with a 
similar pledge from Famous 
Players. 

Againtt Zukor. 

Another angle that occurred to 
many observers at the convention 
was this: The theatre owners are 
frankly at sword's ends with Zukor 
and Famous Players. Before the 
convention here it was common gos- 
sip in Times square that the theatre 
owners would during their Minne- 
apolis convention declare some sort 
of a boycott against Paramount 
product. If that was their purpose, 
It is easily figured how they could 
make this operate legally through 
the medium of their own exchange. 
They could even offer to handle 
Piiramount pictures, but nobody be- 
lieve* that l*aramount would agree 
to this arrangement, so that such a 
system as the one proposed would 
operate as a boycott against Para- 
mount and nobody would dare call 
it a boycott, although in practical 
(ff( ct it would be just that. 

Another point that nobody seems 
to have thouKht of is that with the 
theatre owners invading the ex- 
chance field, Famous Players has 
the best exruHO It could desire f<)r 
KoinK on with Its program of theatre 
ac(|uisition. The exhibitors' as.sault 
invites Kueh a defensive move. It^ 
the triide It has been the subject of 
ket^'no.st wonder and Bpe<;ubition why 
Famous Players did not go out after 
1.000 theatres and thus make its' If 
practically independent of the ex- 
hibitor. It has been figured by com- 
peteju authorities that with this 
total of houses under its own contiol 
it e(»ul<l protect itself from any kind 
of exhibitor boycott or other .sort r»f 
assault. Howev»r, .some exhibitoi.s 
claim that the stealthy operation of 
around 300 theatres by Fam'ci.s 
ria.Ners is throuf^h its present do- 
minion in sujiplyinK the whole trade, 
it bein^ eptiniated that Famous if 
Ittcsent furnisheH film service to .it 
le.ist two-thirds of all the picture 
houses in this country. The .«aine 
peojile say that if Famous had 1,000 
houses of its own, the exhibitors 
would have been necessarily obliged 



to organize against it, and while 
leaving Famous with its thousand, 
that would not approximate by over 
50 per cent. Its present circulation. 
First Day's Work. 
Monday wa;* laki.u up with 
preliminaries, but the undertone of 
the exhibitors was belligerent. It 
was apparent the speakers who had 
their ears to the ground and who 
knew what was going on behind the 
scenes all had their minds fixed 
upon a move which had for Its ob- 
ject the break away from the Fa- 
mous Players and the Inauguration 
of some sort of co-operative dis- 
tribution system ba-jked by the as- 
sociation Itself. 

Although no open mention of an 
exhibitor owned exchange system 
was made directly the subject was 
referred to in a round about way 
several times. Lewis J. Selznick 
made one such suggestion to the 
convention and said he would like 
to join an exhibitor distributor 
coalition as a producer, subsequent- 
ly dropping his Individuality as a 
distributor and remaining only as 
a producer doing business as a 
seller with the theatre business 
owners. He d<»clared the industry 
in the United States wastes $30,000,- 
000 a year In duplication of ex- 
change service. He said he wasted 
$17,000 a week himself. 

Benjamin U. Hampton, the pro- 
ducer, made a long anti-trust 
speech In which he arraigned the 
monopoly bitterly, without naming 
I'^amous Players specifically, but 
making it plain that that was his 
mark. For Adolph Zukor he had 
only worlds of praise. "He has a 
finer constructive brain than John 
D. Rockefeller himself." said Hamp- 
ton, "but his organisation is all 
wrong." 

Hampton made It apparent that 
his grouch against the Famous 
Players' group Is that of an In- 
dependent producer and In his 
criticism of the Zukor organization 
ho found a sympathetic audience. 
He pointed out that% even the old 
Patents Co. had never gone tO the 
extent of industrial control that 
Famous Players has achieved, be- 
cause the old (Irneral ]<'ilm Co. and 
The I'atents Co. depended upon 
control of i>roduetion and patented 
devi<'eH. It did not .s<ek ownership 
of thi'atri's an<I that was the reason 
Zukor and the Mutual crowd were 
able to li;;ht it .su ce-shfully. 

Hampton <iuoted lij^ures i, show 
that the total of picture production 
nnow going on on the Paeltic Coast 
Is 19 per cent., of what it was hast 
year and Independent production 
has decrea.sed in a year b> about 
95 per cent. Ho asserted that what 
small production is now going on is 
being supported by virtue of one 
banking conct-rn, certain con- 
nections of the First National Pank 
of Los Angeles, through one of its 
officialH, M. H. Flint. 

Mr. Hampton added he had put 
the proposition up to Mr. Flint and 
the banker had declared he and 
his banking connections would be 
glad to give what financial support 
they reasonably could to a 
producer who could assure them an 
independent outlet for their product. 
He did not say /lat a contra'tt be- 
tween the theatre owner.n afciso«:la- 
tion and Mr. Hampton w uld be 
richly financoil, hut you mit,'ht 
suspe<;t Komethinj^ ut tho sort if 
you liked. 

Hamr>lon .sj^Kested a ihn ( - 
cornere<l coalition of producer.s. diK- 
tributors and producers with local 
committee to handle all <lispules 
ami act as a kind oi' credit burei»u 
whi<-h wiiiild automat i< ally dispostr 
of tile t r <»ijl'le -onie advance {lep(».sit 
s(«'urity, but maintained that th<r 
exhiblif>r must control tho whole 
organization bfy-aus*' ho was the 
iarprest f;\ctor in point of number, 
iiejd the l.iiir'st insestment in the 
t)Usiti>'ss and was < losest to the- 
puMi< ihroUKh tin- 1m)X oMhr! where 
he woul<l .*<.'ifemia rd the inrlustry 
from political dorniii ition .md many 
oth< r j»(*s>,ible « \ iis. 

The ((jnveiition r« < » ived Mi-. 
Ifanipton'.s interesting ij.v u-- ion 
with ent hufjiast if ai>pio\al. 

1ST NAT'L'S "SUMURUN" 

First .National Is maKinj; ready 

for th<; eaily f:i!l leleas^ of !(• in- 

bardlH ]»hotopI;iy i<roduetion of 

Sumui uti ' 

This diK|)08(-8 of the rumor that 

Famous i'layrrs ontMdhd the 

Amerie.m ligh'^ to the fe.ifnc. 



PROTEST FRENCH ORDER 
ON nREPROOF FILM 



Trade Protests It Will Give 
Pathe a Monopoly 



Paris, Juno 18. 

It Is announced that the Pollee 
regulation of 1914 may soon hm pvt 
into effect. A year was gl /on manu- 
facturers to use their stocks, during 
which period the war commenced 
and the order was repealed. The 
application of the decree, as al- 
ready reported, Is strongly objtetad 
to by the trade, It being openly 
stated the matter has been ralsad 
by and In the Interests of Patbe. 
A number of letters are appeartas 
In the local trade press, ftprOMlm 
the views of renters and earhlbltora. 

M. Auger, on behalf of Wnc, 
writes In the exhibitors' syndleata 
organ the printing of llflSA- 
tlves on unln 'ammablo stock will 
bo disastrous foi renters, exeept fi^r 
those who manufacture tha ma- 
terial, who win make a fortuno In 
a short time at the expense of the 
renters. When makers prova the 
Oreproof film has the same raslat- 
ance to wear as tho ordinary o^Oa- 
lold now employed, all reatonablo 
men will be only too pleasod, aad 
even consider It a duty to nas the 
new material. 

Leon Oaumont has enterad, the 
arena. He frankly states, It will 
be truly grievous that the prosent 
unsatisfactory situation of the mov- 
ing picture business should ba auff- 
mented by a measure of thla kind. 
The trials loyally undertaken, with 
the desire of snbstltutlnj oelhlUtfd 
by a material of greater saevrlly, 
which would also reduoa cur 
Insurance premiums, have vnforts- 
nately not given the result*, aatiel- 
pated. The flim dealgnatad as 
uninflammable is not of tha aame 
quality as the ordinary kind. The 
matter by which It Is made, rapidly 
undergoee a modification, eaoalng 
the film to lose pliancy, Tha re- 
placing of the ordinary by tha un- 
inflammable film, perhaps desired 
by a Hingle firm which may find the 
a<l van tape is a monopoly, can thtro- 
foro not be accepted without a pra- 
icni on the part of manufaetnrars 
and renters, and even exhibitors.*^ 



ELBERT & GETCHELL 

Given Possession by Court of Das 
Moines Theatres 



Des Moines, June 29. 

Elbert A Qetchell are once more 
owneru of the Empress, Berchel and 
l^rinccHs. The legal flght which has 
been waged by unsecured creditors 
of tho Adams Theatres Co. has 
been ended by Frank J. Comfort, 
referee in bankruptcy, signing an 
order returning the theatres to the 
original owneA-s. 

Attorneys for the creditors car- 
ried tho case to Judge Martin J. 
Wade of the U. S. District Court, 
who denied a review. The three 
theatres will be reopened in the fall 
under their old management, 

REVUE WITH FILMS 

Extra Attraction Tried »nd Liked 
in Milwaukee 



Milwaukee, Juna. 29. 

P.eeauHc of the slump In show 
buHine.sH here, I^ee J. Loindu, man- 
ager of the Alhambra, a plcturt 
liou.se, Kave Milwaukeoans a treat 
when he staged the flrst "Annual 
Jazz Uevue." Without increasing 
box otWrti pricefl, tho regular run of 
pictures were nhown an<l then the 
rivuo ./aH given. 

Specially designed sronery. a run- 
way, ex(iul«lte lii;htlng efTerts, and 
tlft< •!» Ilea llirn; a' is v • re the fea- 
lur«s of tho frollf*. 

Manarrer Landj also acted ax 
(•(»ndiii !«ir- of the orchentra as a bit 
of ni)'.< ;ty and 8ucce«'df.'(l in coii- 
dijt tui^' iJie orcheatra f]»1' ndidly. 

AnioriK tile principals In ii*o revue 
W( t«- K'p'.iitd (Idiiu «", ^•••y Dawn 
Lor<;f;i I»eVell, I'atHy i<\i 'iv, <;ra(f 
r.'ur. .Mona D<'>nK"i.t, M.ir3 
("l.-^iMdtr a Milwiuk'-e pjodurt. Th« 
M.iiili (:^a'^ J.i/k li.inl and siA 
eboins; f^'irls were ln< hided. 

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One-Nighters Need Attractions 



Chicago, July 6. 

The fourth annual convention of 
the Central Managers* Association 
was held here last week with 52 
members attending, representing 
114 theatres. It was decided to 
change the name of the organiza- 
tion which Is now called the "Com- 
bination Theatre Managers' Asso- 
ciation of the United States and 
Canada." 

The two days' session developed 
the advisability of the small stand 
managers maintaining close con- 
tract with the Producing Managers' 
Association, with the ultimate aim 
of working out a new standard 
sharing contract that will be equit- 
able to both. The a.saoclation has 
asked for a meeting of committees 
with the P. M. A. It was admitted 
the one-nighters needed atti actions 
In much greater number thiin al- 
lotted last season. A slump In pic- 
ture exhibition In sueh tboatres was 
found to be off as much as 40 per 
cent, over that of a year ago and 
the gro3S from pictures falliMl to 
$how an api)reclable profit. 

It was announced that the a.sso- 
ciutlon had been successful in 
bringing down baggage rales 20 per 
cent. In some 80 cities and towns. 
A campaign will be started to effect 
reduction In hotel, newspaprr and 
transfer hauls all along the line. 
The open nhop question wa.^ <lo- 
bated, but side-stepped. 

Offlcers for the ensuing y«\ir 
elected were John A. Hiinmelein. 
president; Ford Aiuler.Hon. vlro- 
proHldent: Nathan Appell. secre- 
tary; Charles A. Clark, treasurer. 
The new executive meml)ers elected 
were Harry Sommers. W. O. Hatha- 
way, W. S. HutU-rli.'Kl. Thil Levy 
and C. C. Pyle. 

A dinner preceding: the opening 
of the eonvontion was pjraecd with 
a menu kidding the matters in 
wiilrh the one night manafrers and 
the producers are at odds. At the 
top wa.s the note: "Desi.Mt from 
scratching contracts and pasting 
stagehands slip.s." That referred to 
the changes insisted on l)y man- 
agers after the contracts were lirst 
returned to the bookers, I'ndcr 
earh food itrm was a luinif)r()us 
note. Radishes had "j.ii k< <1 l>y ex- 
tra statjehan<ls" under its spot on 
th«' menu. 



"HITCHY" BANKRUPT; 
ONLY ONE CREDrrOR 



Jack Welch's Judgment of 
$1,800 Against Figures 

Raymond Hitchcock, through his 
attorney Harry Saks Heckhelmer, 
filed papers in bankruptcy this week. 
The petition ia regarded as the most 
singular ever filed, since it names 
but one creditor. Jack M. Welch. 
Welch was manager for Hitchcock 
when the latter was appearing In 
a piece called "Words and Music," 
which had a short run at the Ful- 
ton three years ago. 

Welch claimed $1,800 as back sal- 
ary and some weeks ago was given 
judgment to that amount as the 
re.e^ult of a civil suit, fcrince then 
Hitchcock, who was In ' Hitchy- 
Koo," Joined the "Follies.'' where 
his salary Is reported to be $2,000 
weeklj'. 

It Is said that personal differences 
resulted in the bankruptcy proceed- 
ings. Welch will contest the actioa 



HUCE SPECIAL UP 
TO GRIFFITH 



Society Women with Mil- 
lions May Have Inter- 
ested Lord Lee of Fare- 
ham, First Lord of the 
British Admiralty — Big 
Navy Crowd Here Said 
to Oppose Use of Our 
Fleet for Such Propa- 
ganda 



ONLY CODES SECRET 



The wivca of several New York 
millionaires, and the list ia said to 
include such wcll-flxed hostesses as 
Mrs. George I'ratt and Mrs. Vincent 
Astor, are back of a movement be- 
ing made by .several patriotic .so- 
cietioa here and in England to fur- 
ther the cause of disarmament 
throughout the world by means of a 
motion picture of the special size. 
(Continued on page 7) 



3D SUCCESSFUL SEASON 
OF GTY-OWNED OPERA 



Changing Daily in Summertime 
Tlie Xas>/,-^u. Tor! Wi-hiiiuton. 
'•'• i-. is |»I;i.\ine i siininur \' nulr- 
Ville p(dir\- under tli.- tn);inai;i-rn<-nl 
f>f Harr;- RllloH. Tin.*, a. is si^c 
^iyyy a week, changing bill daily. 



ACTOR— FIREMEN 

Great Neck, L. I. Has Only Volun- 
teer — Professionals 

CIreat Neck, 1j. I. will hold a the- 
atrical garden party July 24 for the 
henelit of the N'igilant Engine 
Hook and Ladder Co.. the only 
volunteer a<tors' lirt; department 
known. 

The town '.., l!'.i liorn<- sit^ of 
many well-known prof«ssir)nals. 
The fire fighting orqani/.ation -s 
considered on«* of the most Im- 
portant features in the proto<'tion 
of the hom^^s. the latter Ix-lnK 
valued from $20,000 to half a mil- 
lion (deorge M. Cohan's )>in])r>r; y). 

r!a>Trs residert at ('.?«a» N«'< k 
some of \N horn arc starrinrr in 
Hroadway attractions, will partiei- 
patf\ Frank J lope Is in ( han;-; of 
the affair, which will Iw'hcid in 
Cedar CJrovc, below the golf r.»iirse. 

BUZZELL AND PARKER PART 

A vaudeville product ir)ii with six 
p -ople \vil« he made 1)\- Liui'IH'- 
.Schwab, starring IMdic r.n/./,eli 

It will sep.'ivale tl»<' tf'trn <»f I'.ir/.- 
/(dl ;ind T';itKe|- (]'ii[„'\^, with t!ie 
l»o.ssil)ilil\ Ml- .Seliw.il. will aKo 
make a tabloid j.fridMctjori f u Miss 
I'arker as w» 11. 



Municipal Open-Air Perform- 
ance at Forrest Park Last 
Week Did $25,000 

St. Louis, July G, 

Municipal opera now In its thiid 

summer season liere is claimed to 

be the most successful cll.v-owned 
venture of its kind in America. The 
shows are held in the open air at 
I'orrest Park, and thus far an ex- 
( (dient bieak In the weather has 
favored th(^ operatic venture. 

Takings :inr considerably ahead r.f 
list year. I^asl week a new record 
vvaM niarle when |2 1,000 was the 
uro.-'s. SatuT'day ni^ht takings 

imotJnlfMl to |4,oOO. 

Forrest Park seats 9, .".00 aii'l the 
liip;lu'St pric(> fur tickets is |J. 

Virtually the t-ntire company this 
scison w;»s t^idten together in New 
York. 



FINAL COIM OF HGHT RECEIPTS 
SHOWS BIGGEST GROSS EVER HERE 



No Entertainment Before Has Drawn Such Attend- 
ance or $1,650,000 — Last Minute Rush for Seats 
— Sold by Agents at Discount 



BRADY TO STAR SElf 
IN BIG MELODRAMA 



Manager Will Head Cast of 
200 As "Drunk" 

William A. Hrady says that he 
will btar himself on Hroadway next 
season in a spectacular melodrama 
entitled "Gods Tal." with a big cast 
and a comjtuny numlxMing close 
to 200. 

The manager stales that this 
resolution Is the result of his re- 
cent appearance with his daughter, 
Alice, at the Manhattan Opera 
House, where he played a scene 
from an old melo at the Friar.s' 
frolic. His acceptance by the au- 
dience in the role encouraged him 
to believe that he can present a 
down-and-out liquor addict with 
artistic results. 

The author of the play thought 
so, anyway. A stranger to Mr. 
Brady, he communicated with him 
shortly after the benefit, submitting 
the play for the manager to star In. 
Hrady read It, Jumped In a car and 
motored several hundred miles Into 
Ma.-!sachusetts where he sought out 
the playwright and Immediately 
got him working on some minor 
tevinions. 



TOWN MAKES BOOSTERS 

Huntington, W. Va., Inviting Actors 
To See Its Attractions 

'J'he Clian»l»er i,l' ( *..iiinierce h r: 
taken a step It believes will result 
in country wide injbliclly for Hunt- 
InRton. The chamber's secretary 
has asked the local theatres to 
notify him when theatrical com- 
pani(>s cfimo here In order that 
members may be Invited to see the 
attractions of the city. 

The chamber Is of thn opinion the 
prf>fessioiiaIs will spread the fame 
of Huntington, and that It will also 
make the thenlrhal people's \isit 
here more pleasant. 



The final count up on the Jack 
Dcmpscy-Gcor8res*Carpentler cham- 
pionahlp flght at Jersey City last 
Saturday showed the gross to be 
$1,650,000, ostablishlng a money and 
attendance record for any sort of 
"show" here. The total was com- 
puted at Madison Square (Jarden, 
with 50 Internal revenue agents at- 
tending. 

A last-minute rush fur tickets was 
responsible for the great arena go- 
ing nearly to capacity. Moat of the 
big agencies claim to have gotten 
out In the clear through the final 
demand, but most of the others lost 
heavily. Fifty dollar tickets were 
down as low as $30 on Friday nlKht, 
with $10 ducats going in hanie i)ro- 
portlon, as did the others, while )io 
tWkefH were plentiful at $7. OlTi-rs 
of two $1.'5 tickets for tin priie of 
one were quickly accepted. 

The big diHtrlbulois were Melir.de 
and Tysons, who held heavy bhu ks 
of tickets on coublgiunent. The 
former sold the biggest number of 
tickets, sales totaling $125,000. There 
was comparatively little i.rollt in It 
for the agency, however, considerin r 
the amount of money handhd, t he- 
agency netting about $L'.3no for its 
share and going so far as to ad- 
vertise on Its own on the fui.ii day. 

The out-of-town spi( nl.i toi s were 
the ones t»in(hed In the janle that 
started ear.'y last waU. I r,dr. ;;ki;i!;; 
anu hotels m tlw) big c ties l<>ade«l 
up and all boui^ht oulriti'it Hinter- 
land conslgrmient started the prict^ 
(•uttlng, which never tow* hed the 
liK*it management. In Jersey City, 
when the crowd started arriving, 
mep with badges w».ro offviing tick- 
ets everywhere. KIther by "pull ' 
the.sj. tickets were l>ou^;h> up early 
for bltr profits i>r ihev represented 
"gravy.-- 

Spectators Made it 

The bout which resulied In fh** 

I'jeiuh Idol being "goaled" by «h« 

Arnetirun heavyweight champ cirlv 

in the fourth round with a rli^ht 

< Continued on page v » 



IT MEANS 

— AND— 

SENSE 

POR YOU TO READ THE BACK PAGE 



C (t c a C C (i: 



ACT FOR MUSIC 

Jcfforson, Portland, Me., DIspensei 

with Orchestra — Musical 

Gates Engaged 

T\.rtland. Me , July C. 
'Ill" .leiTerson, playing dramatlf 
stock, has di.-riiissed its ortdiestrOa 
In its place, fonuneneing Monday, 
were the Musical Catefl, a vaude* 
ville act. They aie pla>ing belwces 
acts of this week's pie^e, "2>iighti< 
Night." 



VARIETY'S LONDON OFFICE 
26 HANWAY ST., OXFORD ST., W. I. 

■!-■.■ -..■■.. 



CABLES 



ttiday, July 8, 1921 



TAKINGS IN 1920 INCREASED 
OVER 1919'S DRAW-ifffftRIS 



Last Year Shows Receipts of 219,455,194 Francs for 
All Classes of Entertainment — Compi^red with 
Other Years — Taxation Figures Given 



ParlH. July 6. 

Th*» rrotlpts of all categories of 
eiitoi t.-iiiirnf lit in I'ariH during 1020 
roachcd 211), 455, 194 francs, com- 
paroil with 148,471.329 francs the 
piovioufl year, '80,218,^(J1 'francs In 
1918 and 62,G3<},863 francs In 1917. 
During the cxpoMitioa yeav of J889 
the takings were 32,138.998 fran9a, 
and the great exhibition of 1900 rose 
to 57,923,640 francs, Iheh c6n8idered 
a record. These figurcji ftr<» irre- 
Bpective of the poor rate of 10 per 
rent., which brought 22,5^6.501 
frtincs last year and 15,135,616 
Irancs in 1019. The great diffrr- 
eo«e Is due to the fact that dating 
from Jnly 1. 1920. the tax is charge- 
able on free tickets, according to 
the v.ihjc of .'■eat occu filed. Thrre 
ly also tho rtimouK "war tax" to be 
;uhl«d, wliich lliictu.it* is according to 
the category of ontortainment, the- 
atres paying 6 per cent., music halls 
10 per cent, and movies a sliding 
Kcale from 10 per cent, to 26 per 
cent, on monthly rccelptH. Of the 
total . receipts 6.761,103 francs are 
credited to the SStato subventioned 
theatres of Paris; for the other the- 
atres 20,221,117 francs; cafe con- 
certs, 9,761,634 francs; music halls, 
6.462,614 francs; circus, skating 
rink.s dancing saloons, 1,887,519 
francs; museums and wax works, 
285,449 francs; clas.'^lcal concerts, 
179.562 francs; motion pictures, 17,- 
337,861 francs. 

The year's receipts at the princi- 
pal theatres are: Opera, 6,399,617 
francs; Opera Comique, 7,912,782 
francs; Comedie Francalse, 6,244,- 
688 francs; Odeon, 3,299,394 francs; 
Ambigu. 1,310,319 francs; Alhamr 
bra, 2,664,706 francs; Antoine, 
1,996,908 francs; Ba-Ta-Clan, 1,692,- 
014 francs; Bouff«s I'aris, 2,866,915 
francs; Chatelet, 5,719,078 francs; 
C'a.sino de Pari.s, 5,067,743 francs; 
Champs Elyscos, 2,411,446 francs; 
KIdorado, 1,617,766 francs; Empire, 
1,162.275 francs; CJaite, 4,490,555 
francs; Gymnaso. 2,^17,844 franco; 
Marigny, 1,178.238 franca; Michel. 
1.157,597 francs; Mayol, 2,048,011 
francs; Th. do Paris, 2.869,915 
francs; ltcnaiH.s{ince, 1,925,943 
francs; Trianon, 1,56X,374 francs; 
Vicux <;olornlti( r, 705,993 francs; 
Dajaztt, 8r.2,(»91 francs; Ar>ollo, 
1, 019,2 IG franco; Athenor, 2,499,864 
fiancs; liouftCs du Nord, 1,089,198 
fiancs; Capucinc.«5, 1,350,071 francs; 
Cluny, 1,164,236 francs; Edouard 
Vll, 1,633,579 francs; Folies Ber- 
^'c^e, 6,972,846 francs; Femina, 
1,'> 16,610 francs; Grand (Ujignol, 
I.:n4,405 francs; Vaudeville. 3,721,- 
3.S5 francs; Olympia, 3,875,828 
francs; I'alais Uoyal, 2,875.203 
francs; Petit Casino, 1,007,225 
francs; Porte Kt. Martin, 2.475.461 
ft.mcs; yju-ah Pernh.irdt. 2.339,395 
liiincy; Varirtes, 3,305,220 francs; 
Arts, 791,420 francs. 

The largest receii»ls were taken 
ft.t the Opera Comique, followed by 
music halls, Polles Bergere and Ca- 
sino de I'ariu. 

ELSIE JAMS AS "PEG" 



Sctocted 



to Play Lead 
Presentation. 



in Paris 



Paris, July 6. 

Elsie Janis has been chosen to 
play the lead in the Paris presenta- 
tion of "l»eg o" My Ile^rt." Miss 
Janis won out after a dozen French 
actfCSHfs had been considered. 

"J'eg" will be shown here during 
October and November. After that 
MiHS Janis will return to New York 
to be featured in a Chaihs Dilling- 
ham revue. 

EEPORTED PARIS CIOSINGS 

Paris, July 6. 

.Several more lh«atrcs are now 
rumored to elo.st- fui the .dimmer. 
The clo-^ing of the Folies Marigny 
Is exceptiori.'il. 

The Vietinesr op«r(tta, "Chanson 
d'Amour," lialj migrated to the 
Apollo. 



AMERICANS IN PARIS 

Paris, July C. 
Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Miller and 
E Bay (Joetz have arrived here. 
Gladys Exman, of the New York 
Metropolitan, has also arrived with 
her mother, Mrs. Augu.st AVcil, after 
an automobile tour of North Africa. 



BIG BOOM IN OPERA 
FORESEEN FOR LONDON 



Beecham's Creditors to Get 20 
Shillings on Pound 

T-,ondon, July 6. 

A big boom is coming in opera. 
After triumphant successes at 
Drury I.,ane and Covertt Garden, 
Beecham's company smashed some 
time ago, but it will be reconstruct- 
ed, renamed the British National 
Opera Co.. and permanently housed 
in the AVest End. Meanwhile, cred- 
itors of Sir Thomas Beecham have 
been promised 20 shillings on the 
pound or four-fifths of their money. 

The Covent Garden season Df the 
Carl Rosa Opera Co. will be held In 
the autumn. 

The summer concert season has 
been ruine'^ by the l.ibor trouble 
and the hot weather. Even amateur 
debut shows have been few. 



ENGLISH T.JM^. FORGIVES 

Agents May Now Book Vaudeville 
and Revues 



London, July 6. 
The Touring Managers' A.*-socia- 
tion h.as made the concession that 
agents may book dramas and re- 
vues at vaudeville houses. Frank 
Hardle, a prominent booking agent, 
when interviewed, said the boycott 
had undoubtedly injured the agent, 
but he was confident the effect 
would wear off and things be much 
as before the agitation. 



GREIN BELGIAN SHOWS 

Ijondon, July 6. 
.1. T. Grein announces the Tornia- 
tion of a play producing company 
called the League of Nations the- 
atre, with Fred Wright as general 
manager. First performances will 
be given in Ptrussel.s, Liege and 
Antwerp in Ottobrr. The reper- 
tory includes plays by Galsworthy 
and Shaw. 



"LINCOLN'* REVIVED 

London. July 6. 

John Drinkuateis "Abraham Lin- 
coln" will be revived here shortly. 
It will be presented in a London 
theatre. When the piece enjoyed Hi* 
first run, it was offered at Ilammi^r- 
smith's, a suburb of the metropolis. 

This is the play which has been a 
marked Americin success, follow- 
ing Its English triumph. 



John Power to Look Us Over 

London, July 6. 
John Powi r. i>opular revue and 
film star and late leading man for 
Elsie Janis, sails on the Carmania 
July 30 to study American condl^- 
tlons In pictures and dramci. 



GUIGNOL TERROR 
OVERDOES HORRIBLE 



aatmrnm-^mmiimm 



tWl^afcl**!! .IWlPW 



Many Forced to Leave Theatre 
by Ghastly Shew 

London, July 6. 

The Grand Guignol at the Little 
In its fourth program overdoes the 
horrible with a playlet called "The 
Old Women." In it three old women 
in a lunatic asylum deliberately tor- 
ture a young girl on the verge of 
discharge, finishing by picking out 
her eyes with a darning needle. 
This was indescribably ghastly. 
Many were forced to leave the 
atiditorium. 

The rest of th« bill was oxcellent 
and the acting brilliant throughout. 



MOULIN ROUGE AGAIN 

Famous Parisian Resort to Be Re- 
built — Destroyed By Fire in 1915. 



MANY PRODDCnONS REHEARSING 



AS^N@M4dyieR ROW CEASES 



Musical Comedies Predominate in Liit of New Pro« 
ductions — Score for Pinero's ^'Sctioolmistress"— « 
Two Dramias and Arthur Shirley's Melodrama 



BERT LEVY'S FREE SHOW 
FOR EAST END CHILDREN 



Fines Revoked and Bail Re- 
mitted by Customs 



Paris, July 6. 

The Moulin Rogue, destroyed by 
fire in 1915, ia to be rebuilt. The 
courts have held that the lease of 
the property was not cancelled by 
the conflagration, through a. special 
clause providing for «uch a con- 
tingency. The lessees must rebuild 
at their own expense, the greater 
part of which was covered by the 
insurance. 

For foreign tourists the Moulin 
Rogue was the mo.st fame us night 
resort in the Freneb capital. 



London, July 6. 

Bert Levy gave a big cinema talk 
to thousards of children from the 
submerged Efist End population, 
getting power from a motor car and 
hanging a eheet on an adjacent 
wall, four cameramen working. 

The customs authorities forgave 
him bringing undeclared films over 
when he explained his purpose was 
to give these free shows for chil- 
dren. He also proved his British 
nationality. They returned his bond 
and remitted his heavy fines save 
one pound as a warning, but he was 
told he must not do it again. 



LONDON CHORUS GIRI^ IDLE- 
"WORST YEAR IN MEMORY" 



Revue Choristers Useless Elsewhere — "Extra" in 
Pictures Now and Then Only Solace — "Do You 
Know of Anything?" Daily Question 



TO DISCUSS CENSOR 

Public Moralists Get Bernard Shaw 
to Speak 



London, July 6. 

The Council for the Promotion of 
Public Morals is to di.scuss the 
existing ccnsor.'-hip of p^ays. The 
.speakers include Bernard Shaw, 
and Alfred Lugg, secretary of the 
Actors' Association. In answer to 
a question in the House of Com- 
mons, a written rejily from the 
Lord Cl.ambcrlain gave information 
as to Advisory Board in connection 
with the censorship of plays. This 
board wa*; first constructed in 1909 
and reconstructed the following 
year. 

The present membership of the 
board includes Lord Huckmaster, 
formerly Lord Chancellor, II. Hig- 
bins, Sir Squire Bancroft and Sir 
Douglas Dawson, a member of the 
Lord Chamberlain's staff. 



Evett and ArkelTs Play 

London, July 6. 
Robert Kvett, of Daly's, iind 
Reginald Arkell. author, who sailed 
on the liapland, arc writing a new 
muHica,! plny. 







RICE AND WERNER 



I London, July 6. 

I If New York chorus girls and 
players generally are experiencing 
a bad time, their confreres in Lon- 
don arc in as bad a plight, if not 
worse, and have been lor many 
week.*?. The revue erase brought 
hundreds of girls into the ehow 
bu.sinc-s, but revues are rapidly 
losing their popularity, and the ma- 
jority of the girls are of no value 
m genuine musical comtdy. 

Another cause of the trou>>le Is 
that the monopolists — some of 
whom have burned their fingers 
badly — drove the small manager off 
the road, the slump add«.tl to the 
trouble, and now the long-run strike 
and the hot weather have practical- 
ly init paid to most of the busi- 
ness f(>r some time. 

This is the worst year in memory 
and the query "l>o you know of 
.anything?" has become .automatic; 
there is no hope or interest in it. 
It has become a mechanical and 
conventional form of d.aily greeting. 
A day on a "picture" about once a 
month seems to be all the average 
small part player can now secure, 
and even these little windfalls arc 
growing scarcer as the .amateur and 
"type' pushes in. 

Scarcity of Hits 
"With the- settlement of the coal 
strike, conditions have taken a turn 
for the better, but the labor trouble 
was the most critical in the history 
of the country. That theatricals 
will quickly return to normal is not 
certain. The scarcity of hits is 
noticeable. 

A period of liquidation is fore- 
casted by those inside the manage- 
litil ranks. M.an.agcrs have confided 
that the era of high prices, high 
theatre rents and high admissions 
must pass through the fire of recon- 
struction. 

M.'inagers st.ate th.at theatre rents 
.are out of all pr<|iportion. It is be- 
lieved th.at theatres which were ab- 
sorbed during the war will revert 
through the liquidation process to 
the original leasees. That is the 
only way in which rents can be 
brought down and it is an open 
•secret that several nian.'igers have 
reg.ar<led giving up possession of 
their houses as the only po.vsibk* 
way out. 

The.itre rents here .arc compar- 
able with those in New York, 
where.a-s the vast difference lies In 
the dllTfience in gj<jsK«s. I'^or a 
lion -musical piece to play to |H,000 
i.M considered veiT good here In the 
ntodcrale capacity theatres. The 
reason lies In the stalls and pit sys- 
tem an against the entire lower 
Hoor capacity In America. 



London, July 6. 

The cessation of the labor trouble 
has brought about great mana-< 
gerial activity. 

. Krneet .C. Rolls has formed a new 
company, naming it Jenbird pro-, 
duptlonja, . Ltd., evidently after hiv 
wife, Jennie Benson. He is rehears-, 
ing "After Dinner," and will produce 
it at the Lyric July 8. The cast in-« 
eludes Jennie Benson, Daphne Pol- 
lard, George Graves, Harry Green 
and Nat Ayer. 

A musical version of Pinero's "The 
Schoolmistress" is in preiKiration 
for the Queen's. "Maytime," the 
German musical show, is in prepara- 
tion for the Alhambra. A musical 
show is also readying for the Em« 
plre and there are also new playa 
for the Criterion and St. James. 

The musical comedy, "Littlo Girl 
In Red," is also intended for the 
West End, but the theatre is unde- 
cided. A new melodrama by Arthur 
Shirley will go into the Lyceum. 

Alfred Lester has been seriously 
ill, but is now convalescent and will 
shortly appear In a new revue with, 
Keys, Fratelllns Brothers and pos- 
sibly Delysia. The production is 
likely to go on at the Palace, which 
has failed as a picture house despite 
inspired stories of success. 

If not at the Palace it may follow 
the present Pavilion show. 



MELLERS TAKING HOLD; 
ENGLAND'S BIG BOON 



Boom Starts With Capacity- 
Revues, Problem Plays Slip 



London, July 6. 

London melodram.a Is cominir 
into Its own again and ^vlth no un- 
certain swing. There is likely to 
be a big and increasing boom in 
this class of play. 

The boom started with the 
"Savage and the Wom.an" at the 
Lyceum, which was doing cai><acity 
business while some of the revues, 
problem plays and bcdrocrn com- 
edies were beginning to feci the 
draught. 

This was followed by "Bull-Dojf 
Drummond * at Wyndham'a. which 
w.as described by du Maurler, It* 
producer, as the blood-thirstiest 
play ever. Now is "Out to Win" «t 
the Shaftsbury, which is as full of 
meat and punch as e'tl>«^r of the 
others. 

Soon, despite the denial? which 
have now become a portion of * 
show's publicity campaign. London 
will have the immortal wave of 
hysteria "East Lynne" at the A<Jel«^ 
phi with Ethel Irving as the erring 
lady, who turns on her betrayer 
with the cutt.rg retort, "How evef 
low I have fallen, Francis Levi.son-- 
remember. I am still the daughter 
of an Earl." 



JEANNE EAGLES ROBBED 

Paris. July «. 

Jeanne Eagles and a Miss Moly-* 

neux, American actreHses, were 

robbed here. A thief entered their 

hotel room while they were absent 



De Courville's "Harlequin" in Oct. 

London, July 6. 
Albert De Courville will produce 
"Harlequin' in October with God- 
frey Tearle in the lead. 



ADD SAILINGS 

July 30 (London to New York), 
John I'ower (Carmania). 

July 16 (New York for Rotter- 
dam) Follette and Wicks (FoUette, 
Pearl and Wicks) (Noord.am). 

July 16 (New York for LondonJ, 
Mercedes. Mme. Stanton ((>l>rnrlc). 

July 16 (I'aris for New York) 
J.acqucs Ch.arlcp. 

July 6 (London to New York) 
Translicld Sisters (Olympic). 



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iVAUDEVILLE 



pE CARNIVAL AGITATION 
I LEADS TO UWS AGAINST THEM 



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Coast to Coast Feelin|^-^Aroused by Pernicious 
Traveling Organizations — Four Attaches of One 
Show Arrested for Passing Forged Money Orders 



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From California to Now York the 
awakened clamor of public resent- 
men' against traveling professional 
"carnivals" took its toll this week In 
law after law forbidding them from 
entering city and county borders. • 

Crimes, moral and financial scan- 
dals and general community indig- 
nation have attended these cara- 
vans of graft and grift in the ter- 
ritories whence they have not yet 
been excluded. 

yolluwing is a ;>artial digest of 
the reports from volunteer corre- 
■pondeKt.s: 

Pejri: . III. — The City Council has 
paflS(Hi an ordinance barring carni- 
vals, sideshows and even circuses. 
The language of the ac* is unequiv- 
ocal. Its passage followed a debate 
on carnival.s in which they were 
publicly called everything that is 
vile. Some of the speeches stating 
speciflc incidents of past carnival 
visits here could not be published. 

San Diego, Cal. — Si.nday schools 
and civic societies have combined in 
a demand that carnivals be ex- 
cluded. The Union and the News, 
the local dailies, hav * i)Ieaded and 
harangued against \hese fly-by- 
nlghts. Now resolutions have been 
plftcod before the city lawmakers. 

Taylorville, 111. — Four attaches of 
the carnival at Hulpit, 111., have 
been arre.stod on charpes of passing 
forged postofflce money orders. The 
spurious orders, with the name of 
the postmaster of Kincaid, 111., 
forged, were spread broadcast 
among business men of that town. 
The .show was closed three times in 
Bulpit. The prisoners are in jail, 
held for the federal authorities. The 
offense is punishable by peniten- 
tiary sentences. 

Kankakee, 111. — B. Harris, who 
runs the wheel for a carnival play- 
ing here, was arrested on a charge 
of fleecing a local man of (13 by a 
crooked gaming device. 

Harrisburg, Pa. — A $200 license 
fee has been passed against carni- 
vals in West Hazleton in an effort 
to keep them out of there. 

Indi.inapolis, Iti 1. — The sheriff at- 
tached a carload of blankets and 
kewpie doll.s. property of H. N. Sha- 
fcr. Chicago carnival promoter, on. 
an attachment charging breach of 
contract growing out of the showing 
in Tomlinson. 

Colnmhla, S. C.—Tiy the law in 
effect with the beginning of July, no 
CRrniv;iU or other tent sliows are 
permitted in Richland county. Cir- 
cuses ire t^r.inted -iR-hour stays by 
■pecial lioeriaes. Chautauquas are 
exempl"d. 

Mor^Miitown, \V. Va. — The sjieriff 
riiided a caiiiiv;»l and arrested 
f Charles Ovcrlleld on a clMrge of 
opera! int; yrambling devices. 

HimniDnd, Ind. — "Another foul- 
•melliiig c.Trnival is headed thi« 
w;jy." .says the Hammond Times. 
"Why do odlcialfl countenan<'e it?"' 

South H»'nd, Ind. — The Tribune 
here .says "This is a poor year to 
permit carnivals. No more carrnvals 
shouUi l.p tolerated here." 



companies show. Hazelton, Pa., re- 
cently prohibited carnivals. 

Lorain, O. — A carnival "squared" 
Itself with the local police by 
"kicking in" to a fund for. the de- 
fense of five policemen recently in- 
dicted for taking bribes. 




MUSICAL MELON 



American Society Dividino $4a000, 
Second Quarter, Among Members 



INDEMNITY SOUGHT BY 
FREEMAN BERNSTEIN 



CliecliH 
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DONALDSONS ROBBED 



Owner of Billboard Lose* Jewalry 

and Cash in Train— Celebrating 

36th Wedding Anniversary. 



Cincinnati. July 6. 

In a letter to Al Herman, editor 
of the Billboard, W. H. 
owner of that paper, relates a rob- 
bery of his stateroom while travel- 
ing from New York to Boston. Mr. 
Donaldson had $600 in cash that 
was missing and Mrs. Donaldson 
lost $35,000 worth of Jewelry. 

A mysterious miss is suspected, 
according to the letter. Donaldson 
said the young woman opened the 
stateroom door shortly after the 
train started. She apologized for 
the intrusion and walked away. In 
the morning the loss was discovered. 
Mrs. Donaldson's hand bag contain- 
ing the Jewels hung near the berths. 
Private detectives have the case. 

The Donaldsons were commencing 
a tour of the New England States, 
celebrating their 36th wedding an- 
niversary. 



HmkL ACT CRUSADE 
BY JACK LONDON aUB 



S. P. C. A. of Mass. Behind 

Club-^Members Advised 

to "Walk Out" 



Mich. — A If), 000 suit 



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S;i^;iii,iw, 
for hnvich of contract was .started 
aKuin.st tiw Mulholland Shows on a 
CHtuiy-stand mix-up 

('(•(l:ir Rapids, la. — The carnival 
lu-i.,. hroimlu directly or indirectly. 
a sw.iitn of crook.s and disorderly 
I> r'>:i ,. Automobiles were stolen. 
^||•l,s \v( i<. in.sultcd, bur^;la^i»•.'? took 
place iijitown while the carniv-il 
was .If its hvinht. and the town has 
dctfTDiiii.Ml tliat no further such 
niii.s,.n<'vs will 1)0 allowed h«'re. 

('.is|)r.r_ Wyo. — Carnival gamhlera 
air-v!< I hre at the Martin (IIi-iui 
I'lo! hi'i .s' .shows pleaded li-nicncy on | pined 
the i^i.innl th;it it was the hrst time 
this s>ist)ri, ihe> claimed, thit at- 
t t'h' s of this .show were* ;»ri<'Sted 
on ^ii' h fli:ir^»'S All sh,i<lv con - 
C"-si.,ns wi'r<> cios-d by the au- 
tli')i It ,.•< 

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n<*i • in v.. Ivri! I ii'1<"l ijf •'•>•• I Kiin- 
cil til I' rniuvil.s he birr i-.| They I 
chii^;. i^.imhlin^. immor.iliU .iii'l 
etiiii- ;is (he (lir.'Ct effeci.s of car- , 
fov lis, ,'is well IS ioc i! biisiri'Vis 
P'l I'v-Jis I 

\"»'ill;fs r. in ". I»;t . -- "roM.li' a)n.s ■ 
•T" Miili.;itMhl(' ' was tlio Risi oC a 
'•""It rn.ide by lb" citiv.ens in th" I 



The Jack London Club, an organ- 
ization fostered by "Our Dumb Ani- 
mals," a periodical sponsored by 
the Massachusetts S. P. C. A. and 
the American Humane Society, is 
waging a campaign against vaude- 
ville and circus animal acts. The 
membership is growing daily In 
prodigious degrees and flrmly Im- 
pressed by the "evidence" and "ex- 
posure" of the methods of training 
dog, seal and other animal acts. The 
organization says; "To join this 
club all you have to do Is to agree 
to do tlie one thing that London 
says will finally b.inish these per- 
foj-mances from the stage, viz.: Get 
up and go out of the theatre during 
that part of the program. Will you 
do it? If so, .send us your name. 
It is hoped nil members of the club, 
before purchasing, tickets at any 
theatre or place of public amuse- 
ment where performing animals are 
ever exhibited, will ask if any sucii 
features are on the program, refus- 
I mg to purcha.sc; tickets if the nn- 
swer Is in the affirmative. When 
leaving any place because of an 
atiimal performance always let the 
management know why you are 
leaving or going owt during that 
part of the perforniance, or write a 
letter to th«^ min.igemetJt after re- 
turning li;)me." 



FRANK WILCOX 

Playing a rather entertaining little 
comedy entitled "S-sh-h!!" Written 
by Vincent Lawrence, author of 
"The Ghost Between." 

Keith's, Riverside, New York, this 
week (July 4). 



LOETS STATE POUCY 
DECIDED THIS WEEK 



Depends Upon Loew's Occu- 
pancy of New York The- 
atre—State Ooenina 
Within 40 Days 

The policy of Marcus Loew's now 
State theatre at Broadway and 
Forty-fifth street Is to be decided 
upon by Mr. Loew this week. Up 
to Wednesday nothing positive 
about the policy had been reached. 

It seems to be the opinion of the 
Loew people the entertainment to 
be presented in the Stale will de- 
pend largely upon what course Mr. 
Loew intends taking in regard to 
the New York theatre, just across 
the roadway from the State. Now 
the New York is playing changed 
daily feature films under a similar 
arrangement with the new owner of 
that building, Famous Players, as 
Loew had with its previous owner, 
Klaw & EIrlanger. 

The Loew people appear to have 
the idea their chief will either an- 
nounce the New York's present pic- 
ture policy for the new Loew's 
State, If there is no chance of a 
long period for Loew to continue 
playing [>ictures in the New York, 
or if Loew does continue at the New 
York with that policy be will an- 
nounce vaudeville for the State. 

The new State will likely open 
within the next 40 days. 

There is a possibility, according 
to the account, that Mr. Loew might 
transfer the New York's picture 
policy to the State, and, if retaining 
the New York, play his vaudc^lle 
there instead. The New York^as 
a downstair theatre and a roof, as 
Loew's American has. 



will h'^ mailed to the 
of ih(^ American Society 

\.iM,.,r>j riMd l*i.lb- 
II 1 ,1 < , . • 

lishers n.Kt w • -U x.s i result of the 
.second diiirt.'ily royalty melon 
which is now being »pP« ^M>«»rtioned. 
lietween $3r..000 and $40,000 will be 
divided this quarter as a^iin.st the 
$21,500 last April 

With the fall and winter sea.son 
due. wliich IS expected to bring 
with it an improved condition in the 
Industry, the percentage of increa.se 
is looked to be greater to the extent 
of over 100 per cent, with each suc- 
ceeding quarter for this coming .sea- 
son at least. 



American Arrested and Held 

in Brijsseis ihinks Beiqium 

Should Pay for Indignity. 

Now in New York 



AL G. BARNES DECLARES 
FOR CLEAN SHOWS 

Coast Showman in Accord 
with Variety's Campaign to 
Wipe Gratters Off "the 
Lot" — Largest Ele- 
phant in Exhibition 

Minneapolis, July 6. 

Not a grifler was hanging around 
the Al CJ. names circus yesterday. 
The Barnes .show is clean all the 
way, from the lot to the ring. The 
circus started the night perform- 
ance half an liour late, but the pro- 
gram went over to a hit. 

Mr. names declared himself in 
hearty accord with Variety's cam- 
paign to clean up the outdoor show 
world and wipe tho grafters oft the 
grounds. He .said they are a men- 
ace to reputable outdoor showmen. 

The Marnes show received yester- 
day what it claims to be the largest 
elephant on exhibition. It came 
from Ceylon .jfter a three months' 
trip by water and rail. The mam- 
moth weighs 12 tons and stands 
12V4 feet high. 

Among the circus entertainment 
of tlie r.arnes hIiow, lions and eler 
phants are featured, with what la 
called also "the only trained Hippo 
in the world. " 

The Itarnes show .says it is play- 
ing to Kood l)UHiness and covering 
the same route it did last sea.son. 



Seeking Indemnity from the Kel- 
gian Clovernment, Freeman Hern- 
stein returned to New York last 
Friday to engage counael and pros- 
ecute his claim through the State 
l>epartment at Washington. Bern- 
stein has been advised he has a 
fair and Just cause against Belgium 
for his arrest and detention at 
Brussels about a month ago, when 
Bernstein and three other Amer- 
icans were the only per.<ions placed 
under guard ia a raid on a race 
track pool room in that city. 

The other Americans were Dan 
known as a "Tattersals Man" 



Lee. 



FAT RUNNING CABARET 

Frank I-'ay will take charge of 
the show on the lirst lloor at 
Uoisenwebcr's, beginning Mon<lay. 

Benny Davi.s left this we^it nfter 
a di.s.igreernent with John Wagner, 
owner of the cifr. 

May Leslie remains a.s luj.ste.s.n of 
tlie Paradise Itoorn. 



BOi£. LOBEL IN 'MADAME X'* 

London, July 6. 
The 8<\ala reopens a.s a Yiddish 
theatre. The Mr.st attraction will be 
Mad.ame Malvina Lobel irt "Madame 
X." 



WOODS SIGNS C. FARBER 

Con.st.iiue Farber of the Farbi^r 
Si.ster.s, contcnipl.it ing entering 
v.iu<l"viile M .» sintjle act due to 
'Ai'^ dis.s()lu(ii)n )f (he si.sler team, 
w.i.s i>i,i<i'd under contr.ict this 
wcfjc by A. I{. Wood.s for a produc- 
tion. Mi.s.s l''arb('r may >ti)p<';ir in 
I new Avry llojiwood comedy now 
in prcparition. playing oppo.site 
And<-rs, who w i.s r.'C*Mitly 
undtT conli tci by VVo'hIs 
for liv<' \(> u s. 

The MfCirlhy Si.stcr.s liiv<* b-on 
.sit;ncd for the' l-'irbcr ."^i-st'-r rol'vs 
in "The (}? fctiwK'h Vill.n?" l''ollic.s" 
')ii the I Old n«-xl .-i''i>r>n. 



GEORGIE PRICE WEDS 

I' \iX'^. wh.> pi. I ye. I in till' < ' Til 'ir ' 
Iloiif sliow with hirii ie,-.'ii' ^v, i "jr 
!i.-i >-i\ flown t.» City n I'l W'-lii-- - 1 
d.iy iffr-rno in irnl h;»d the cliief; 
l!letlv of llr- M.iMiure IPif.-nj ti- 
the f.it.il latot. 




(or London bookmaker), who was 
manager of the poolroom; Harold 
Swift, of the Chicago meat packing 
family, and I>an Lion, a nephew of 
the late Ted Marks. Messrs. Swift 
and Lion, together with Bernstein, 
were visitors to the room. 

Bernstein says Lee came to Brus- 
sels from London to manage the 
room after consulting with the at- 
torney foe the late Edith Cavell. He 
was Informed it was legal and pro- 
per for him to operate In Brussels, 
since Lee intended only to handle 
continental bets in his room, that 
is, bets sent in from outside of Brus- 
sels or from forelgnera In the city. 
Lee accepted the bets in francs and 
paid off in sterling. 

Following the raid Bernstein was 
called before the Brussels Police 
Chief and questioned. He was told 
the pool room, bookmaking was a 
close monopoly in Brussels; that 
the rights descended from father to 
son, and no one could break in on 
It. Bernstein replied that was a 
matter to inform Lee about. At the 
time Lee's counsel had gone to Cfc»r- 
many to defend a war case. Bern- 
stein was told by the Brussels chief, 
he saya. that tho chief intended to 
drive the Americans out of the 
country. Crowds followed the pa- 
trol wagon and surrounded tho 
Jail, according to Bernstein, shouting 
epithets against the Americans. 

Sent back to a barren coll in a 
dimgeon cellar with a leaky roof 
and nothing to eat, Bernstein and 
his companions, in dirferent cells, 
wero held in Bru.ssels 3G hours with- 
out food, when they were sent to 
another pri.son on the outskirts of 
the city. Uefused permission to 
c(.mraunleate with the American 
Consul or Minister at Brussel.n 
and with no means to advise his 
wife. May W.ird (who was at Os- 
lend) of his predicament. Bernste n 
says he finally persuaded a Belgian, 
after ciwhing his check for |1,000, to 
fly to Paris, giving the man a cable 
message to Secretary of Htate 
Hughes at Wa.shlngton, and a let- 
ter to the Paris ofHce of the New 
York Herald. 

It was the Flerald which first 
published tho slory of the arrest. 

The Herald, says BernHtein, im- 
mediately sent four of its men to 
Brussels and started an invest Iga- 
Uon that stirred up the Be'.glan of- 
ficials.. Bern.stein, after having 
been confined for several days 
without a hearing or permission to 
lake any action for himself, and 
subsisting on piece.s of bl.ick bre.id 
thrown to him in the c<'II, was tiien 
t.aken before a court, where iw wrm 
di.sch irge<|, and he now claims to 
hold a letter porn the Bel^, an au- 
thor iiie^ .'ipiilof^JTiirwT ♦'» him for tb<» 
tr<'a» merit he reci-Ived. VVIiat 
char^'e, if any, waa mado againwt 
him, Iteiristcjn .^ald he could not 

le.'iii) 

It J.s on ih,. Mlreiigth of the letter 
P.ernHlein will demand Indemnity. 
He .says the treaty between Amoric;i 
and Belgium provides that, where 
an American citizen Is taken into 
cusJody in liiat country, the Amer- 
ican Consulate shall be immediately 
informed. 

Bern.slelri expects to reiorn 'o 
I'aris, .-sailing aliont July 3 1. with 
his wife who U' r,r,ii>.tni • I lorn nvif 



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Th inks to MR. MARTIN BECK, MR. E. F. ALBEE, MR. GOTTLEIB u 
MR. VINCENT. 

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Pricliy, July 8, l»tl 



KEITH SCORES SCOOP ON HGHT, 



SHOWING FILM SUNDAY NlfiHT 



Reel Showed Men Shaking Hands Before Gong 
Sounded and Scenes at Conclusion of Encounter 
— Actual Fight Barred 



LAY-OFF FRIARS' SHOW 
WITH 100 FROUCKERS 



Opens at Far Rockaway for 

Two Weeks' Tour — May 

Land in New Yprk 



Syratuse, N. T., July 6. 

Kiith's srorod a picture scoop by 
sliowing lllma of the Dempsey- 
Carpcntlrr fight at the Sunday even- 
ing performance. While the actual 
lighting scenes were barred by the 
Interstate law, the reel showed the 
men shaking hands before the gong 
Hounded, as well as the scencu} after 
Jack landed the haymaker. 

The regular Keith bill this week 
was headlined by Carlyle Black- 
well, flcreen star, of this city, 
lilackwell, Tempest and Sunshine, 
and Herman TImberg, all on the 
name bill, Introduced an "extra 
added attraction" Monday after- 
noon, following Tlmberg's appear- 
ance. Sunshine walked on the stage 
and offered TImberg a ride. Then 
Tempest appeared and bawled him 
out. While he was chatting with 
the girls. Black well appeared and 
conversed with Freddie Weper, or- 
chestra director. 

One look at the good looking 
screen star and the girls danced out 
at his heels, leaving Herm flat. 
IMenty of clever chatter made the 
novelty a scream. 

Patho claims It had prints of the 
big flght In 60 theatres within the 
metropolitan area 20 hours after the 
liKht, or Sunday night. The the- 
ulros Include the Keith houses. 

The Palho cameramen wore not 
among those otnclally recognized by 
the fight promotion management as 
entitled to take pictures of the bat- 
tle within the enclosure. It is not 
divulged by the Pathe statement 
how the pictures were obtained. 

Several other concerna Intended 
to take light pictures, according to 
their own mclhcda. One of those 
contemplated a fight film that could 
bo immediately shipped abroad, 
1 ating the ollleial picture of the 
iniy to I ho other Bide. 



5TH AVE. ELEVATOR 

Lift for Artists from Dressing 
Rooms to Roof Garden 



The Fifth Avenue will declare an 
ofBclal "opening" for Its new eleva- 
tor In about two weeks. The eleva- 
tor is in the rear of the theatre and 
Intended for the use of artiste, who 
may go to the roof garden\c»n) the 
theatre's top from their dressing 
room floor. 

The elevator is an automatic and 
will cost 18,000 for the installation. 

The "opening" will be a private 
affair for those connected with the 
theatre, including artlst.s. Several 
volunteers will appear downstairs 
on the stage after the regt^lar per- 
formance, also on the roof. 

Opening its roof garden last sum- 
mer, the Fifth Avenue's pleasure 
resort gained immediate favor with 
the artists for whose use It was 
designated by Bill Quald, manager 
of the house. 



JOE BENNETT'S SEPARATION 

The separation action of Eliza- 
beth It. AUlort nfjalnst Joe Bennett 
Aldert (v.iudcville; formerly Ben- 
nett and llichards) came up before 
.TuHtiec Cohalun in the Supreme 
Court Friday, with the court re- 
serving decision. Mrs. Aldert asks 
lor the custody of their two chil- 
dren, eleven and four years old, and 
$75 a week maintenance. Bennett 
Ih not contesting the separation ac- 
tion only as to the alimony prayer. 

O'Brien, Malevinsky & Driacoll 
are the attorneys of record for the 
|)luinliff. 



CHISHOLM EXONERATED 

New Orleans. .July 6. 

]''ull exoneration was given Dia- 
mond Hul>e Chiaholm by the I'nited 
.States Diwtrict Court, and the in- 
(llclment a^inst him qua»hed when 
his matter came up. 

Chinholm had been involved by 
tho proceedings in alleged oil 
frauds. Arthur B. Leopold, the local 
theatrical attorney, appeared for 
him. 

Chisholm is known theatrically, 
having managed - several theatres 
l»e.side.s being heavily Interested at 
one time in pictures. 



EDDIE DARLING BACK 

I'ddie Darling roHumed his ac- 
tive work in the Keith olfiec Tues- 
d.is', leturniDK to his desk after a 
lon>^ r«b«ence, looking in perfect 
liealtli. 

Mr. Diirlini^ 1i;ul a troublesome 
•stomach whi«h ber-.-imo aeute early 
last spring. 1' 1-ekl liim at his home 
for many weeksc Later lie erosacd 
the ocean for complete rest and 
wound up his leave of ab.senco by a 
visit to the mountains, upon return- 
ing to New York, lie is tho tUwf 
hooker of tho Keith hou.se.*'. 



IDENTIFIES "MUMMY'* 

Kansas City, July 0. 

A carnival company playing Pan- 
ca City, Okla., had, as one of its 
shows, tho mummefied body of a 
man claimed to be that of the out- 
law "Wild Jim." 

Tom Thompson, a cattle man. liv- 
ing near Ponca City, vi.siled tiie 
show and, after taking one look at 
the exhibit, rushed from tho tent In 
search of a lawyer. He said the 
body was that of hisi father who 
had disappeared 15 years ago, and 
will make an attempt, through the 
courts, to have it turned over to 
him for proper burial. 



The "layofT* expedition of Friars 
got off to a strong start Monday, 
opening a two days' stand at the 
Strand, Far Rockaway. L. I. The 
show is billed an "All Star Jam- 
boree," "100 Frolicking Friars in a 
Frolic All Their Own." The billing 
was changed entirely because of the 
announced intention of the Lambs 
to also go on tour with a "Lambs' 
Tjnyott" show. 

The Jamboree may come to New 
York after playing two weeks on 
the road, the Sam H. Harris < the- 
atre being virtually decided on. T^wo 
guarantees were mad^, the Rocka- 
way house offering $5,000 fbr the 
engagement, but the Friars elected 
to play on percentage. A similar 
offer came from Auburn, N. Y., 
which is not in the itinerary. 

The show is under the direction 
of William Collier. Edward Dowllng 
and Bill Ilalllgan. The Friars will 
travel in special cars. 



"BLUES" AND "JAZZ" ONLY 



Phonograph Concsm with Negro 
Promoters Catering to Race 



TENT SHOW ATTACHED 

Los Angele?, July 6, 
Tho entire equipment of Delia. 
Pringle's Comedians, a tent show, 
was attached by the .sheriff' at Off- 
den, Utah, today, as tho res.ult of 
a suit filed by Mr. and Mrs. Mai II. 
Wheeler, known as Wheeler aiul 
Revere, for $184 back salary. 

The show is owned by Mr. and 
Mrs. Eddie Hopper. 



Creamer and Layton, the colored 
song writers, will have their "Strut 
Mizz Lizzie" song elaborated and 
screened by a Negro film producing 
company. The screening will be 
something different from the usual 
illustrated song idea. 

Creamer and Layton are making 
phonograph records also for the 
Harry H. Pace Phonograph Co., 
manufacturers of the Black Swan 
disc. I'acc was formerly of Pace & 
Handy, the Negro music publishing 
firm, and the new records are mar- 
keted to cater chiefly to patrons of 
his race. "Blues" and jazz records 
are tho sole product. 



FOX REOPENING ALBEMARLE 

Fox's Albemarle, Bsooklyn, which 
closed Juno 19, having played 
vaudeville since its opening March 
17, will return to that policy in the 
fall, regardless of the fact tho house 
proved a failure from tho start with 
that type of entertainment. It has 
been decided upon reopening the 
house to drop the admls.'^ion charge, 
which wa.s reduced ju.st prior to the 
closftig. 

Fox has the Albemarle under 
lease for 20 years at a rental of 
$70,000 annually. 



LOCKED JN BOX CAB 

Ton Mombors of Dofunet MO Show" 
TravoJ 36 Howv >^lthoiit Food 

lZ,.yr'c:\y <"Vy. J-\v <..., 

When railroad employecj opened a 

sealed freight car in tho yards hero 
July 1, they were surprised to find 
six young women and four men in 
it. Upon investigation by the po- 
llgei it Is claimed ' that the bunc)) 
were the remains of a "49 show" 
organized here a few weeks ago and 
which went on the rocks In a little 
KaiMas town last week. * 

The mother of one of the girls 
told the police the manager had been 
borrowing money from the players 
in an attempt to keep the shov/ mov- 
ing and asked the oflAclals to help 
recover from him $50 and a ward- 
robe trunk belonging to he^" 
daughteK The woman said that 
wheix the flnal crash came the t«n 
members of the show were locked In 
the box car and started for this 
city. The car had been on the road 
for 36 hours, and the ten fnslde had 
been without food and water, she 
charged. The police are investigat- 
ing. 



COASTS FLYING MEETS 
HAVING STUNT CONTEST 



Frank Clark and Hugh Kittle 
to Oppose Each Other 

Lbs Angeled, July 6. 

William Pickens, of the Beverley 

Hills Speedway, and Dick Ferris 

have promoted a flying meet which 
is to be hold at the Speedway July 
16-17 under the auspices of the 
Aero Club of Southern California. 
The meet is the first of its kind to 
be held In this country and will In- 
clude speed races, altitucTo record 
trys, as well as "stunting." 

In the latter class of flyers it Is 
certain that Frank Clark and Hugh 
Kittle will lock horns. Kittle, who 
was formerly the local air cop 
here, has Just taken a lease of a 
field at Burbank, which he is going 
to tiy to make tho air-port of 
Southern California. This is quite 
possible as the three fields now lo- 
cated between Los Angeles and 
Santa Monica at which the Murcury 
and Holers planes alight, are soon 
to pass because of a real estate de- 
velopment In that section. 



MILDRED HARRIS' PLANS 

Los Aii^relcr. July 6. 
Mildred Harris denies she is going 
Into vaudeville, but IS going .o wait 
for about a year, and then take a 
fling at musical comedy. 



WOT""^ 



ELTINGE OUT OF DANGER 

Los Angeles, July 6. 

Julian Eltinge is pronounced out 
of danger from an attack of acute 
appendicitis. He will not, however, 
recover sufficiently to carry out the 
film producing canjpalgn which he 
had mapped out for himself this 
.summer. 

In the fall it is qult« poHs«ible 
v.iMniif xsill make cictures 




GEO. LE FEVRE MAY 



''ORIGINAL DANCE CREATIONS'' 

Featuring gorgeous headgears, and the only JKWELED PEACOCK fi iting in vaudeville. 
Wardrobe, Headgears and Scenery designed and made Vv Cvo. lAi Fevre 

All Material Fully Vrotocted. 

This week (July 4), B. F. Keith's Palace, New York. S ting next season, August 
15. U. r. Keith's 81 Bt St.. New York — return engAgcment. ?31rectlon: PAUl. DIIRAND 



mssmi 

SAD) to BE MIEYFUS 

Caught Crotona Theatre Sun* 
day— Waived Examination 

It is believed that the instigator 
df the recppt epidemic of l^ack atag^ 
dressing rpom robberies has . betn 
captured In the arrest of Gustavo 
Dreyfus, who was arraigned in the 
West Farms Court Wednesday, 
(July 6) and held in |3,000 bail to 
await the action of the Grand Jury. 

The Keith office and the Wllllani 
Fox circuit had representatives 
present. 

Dreyfus was arrested last Sun- 
day while trying to rob dressing 
rooms at the Crotona theatre, a Fox 
house. The watchman became sus-* 
picious when Dreyfus appeared, 
representing himself as an artist. 

Dreyfus went to the key rack, but 
subsequently the watchman phoned 
the manager and the transfer com- 
pany mentioned by Dreyfus, both 
of whom confirmed the suspicion he 
was an impostor. 

At the time of his arrest Dreyfus 
was wearing a suit of clothes 
identified as belonging to Robert 
Hurd, who had been plundered at 
the City the previous week. 

Dreyfus 1.: believed to be a former 
member of a vaudeville act. He 
pleaded not guilty and waived ex- 
amination. 



N. V. A.'s PARADE 

March to Station on Way to Enter* 
tain Woundod Soldiers 



The N. V. A. conducted an out- 
door show along the lines of a cir- 
cus for entertainment of tho 
wounded service men in the Gov- 
ernment hospital at Fox HlUs^ 
L. I., Wednesday. A parade from 
the club house west to Eighth ave- 
nue, north to 50th street, thence to 
Broadway and down to the Long? 
Island station attracted much at- 
tention. 

Most of the performers were In 
costume, with B. F. Keith's Boys* 
Band leading the procession. AutoS 
with picture machines caught 
stunts In the line of parade. Ban- 
ners reading "The vaudeVllle artist 
has not forgotten the wounded sol- 
diers" was applauded. Following 
those In costume were club mem- 
bers, the parade having about 1,000 
In line. At least half were women 
members of the N. V. A.,- they also 
being in the show given. 



MAX BURKHARDT HELD UP 

Max Burkhardt (vaudeville) and 
formerly connected with the pro- 
fessional staffs of several of the lo- 
cal publishers, figured In the dallies 
as a result of a holdup on RiversidQ 
Drive and 96th street Tuesday night« 
He was one of the four victims of 
a gang of thugs. 

Burkhardt was relieved of $50 in 
cash, a watch and chain, cuff llnki 
a<id several pawn tickets. R'o.BrQr 
deur, his companion, was attacked 
and similarly handled wh^^n he cams 
to Burkhardt's assistance. 



'WHIRL" LEAVDJa IN AUG. 

Klein Bros, are mentioned for th# 
"Whirl of New York," now at the 
Winter Garden, to replace Charlie 
Dale and Joe Smith for the road 
tour. The show is to be sent ovei* 
the southern time after closing at 
the New York house. It will prob* 
ably remain at tho Winter Garden 
until the middle of August, and may 
run for the entire month there» 
leaving after Labor Day. 

The Al Jolson show is nlatcd td 
follow around Sept. 7. 



NEW HALPERIN TURN 

Nan Halperin has booked the Fox 
Circuit, opening next week^ In a 
new act. She will bo supported by 
four boys who wore In tho Kddl^ 
Cantor show with her. 

Miss Halperin Intends playing 
vaudeville until the phow reopens 
for the Chicago run. 



MIDNIGHT SHOW 

A midnight performance will l*vi 
given at the AmhasKador Thi-atre 
next Thursday evening, under th^ 
direction of* Will Morrls.sey. It will 
be a co-operatlvo affair nnd tw«»nty- 
tlvc well-known Broadway Htars 
will take part in it. 



HARRY LA PEARL RETIRES 

Huntington, W. Va., July 6. 
Harry La IVarl, the clown, hA« 
retired from the show busln^^H;^ en- 
tering a commercial line in this 
city, where he has establlshf^d n 
branc'i office for a song cfncerr 
with himself .yi mannper 




Fri4ay. July «. 19ZI 



VAUDEVILLE 



[OGH COSI^ SLOW DOWN PLANS 



f 9R MlflimLi-PROSyCTIONS 



CROWN COirSCUTHBERT, 
ALGY SWITCHES PILLS 



Fewer New Ones in View Than in Many Seasons — 

—With Costs from $8,000 to $20,000 and Only 
Two Years' Life, Backers Hesitate. 



Vaudev!^ producers will go alow 
lext season, tPUh the prospects that 
(ewer new productions will be seen 
)n the vaudeville stage than In 
many seasons past. 

The present prohibitive costs of 
producing stage muterlal and the 
uncertainty and exprcte<l price re- 
ductions In the vaudeville houses 
ire Bivi-n as the reasons for the 
pconomy. 

Of last season's new productionn 
and the cost of producing, some of 
the leadiTS were Gordon and Wil- 
liam Dooley's, $ir»,O0O: 5?antley and 
Sawyer, $10,000: Santos and Hayes 
Revue. $20,000; "Love Letters.' 
$12,000: Armand Kulish, $10. COO, 
find the new Carrol-Hoagland 
"They're Off.'" $S.OOO. 

The averaRO big lime life of thoijc 
expensive turns is two s-easons. 
This Includes the Keith and Or- 
pheuni Circuits in their entirety. 
After the second eeanitn the act is 
relegated to the Htorehou.se or 
played around on the sniall time 
with cheaper casts. 

With a tendency amonp the book- 
ers to favor the straight comedy 
turns and sketches In preference to 
the high priced features and head- 
liners, the producers are growinc 
more wary each day. 



B-B CIRCUS HIT 

BY ALBANY STRIKE 



Clowning for Crowd Is Disas- 
trous— Tomato in Training 



J. 



LIGHTS' SHOW 

Francis Dooley, Skipper 
Saturday Evening 



Last 



Poor Business at Both Per- 
formances — Animals Affected 



RAY RIPLEY ARRESTED 



Accusi^ on Coast of Daaling 
Narcotics 



in 



Los Angeles, July G. 

Ray Ripley, husband of Dorothea 
Sadlicr, against whom she started 
and then discontinued divorce pro- 
ceedings early in February, is under 
arrest here on a charge of selling 
narcotics. The Federal CJrand Jury 
has been asked for an Indictment 
against him by Chief Assistant U. 
S. Attorney Hugh L. Dicktion. 

This was granted July 2 together 
with one agalnot May Dlvvers. 

Ripley was arrested last week by 
Federal Narcotic Agent F^lmster 
and Inspector Escola. They allege 
that he sold two •'blndles" of mor- 
phine to a woman addict and re- 
ceived a marked $10 bill for the 
narcotic. 

The accused was a proSi»erous 
actor until about a year ago At the 
time that his wife started proceed- 
ings she informed her attorney 
Blpley was a dniff adfi'ict and that 
he had taken all her savings as well 
as her Jewelry, which he pawned to 
obtain drugs. 



Albany, July 6. 
Thf trolley strike situation dealt 
the Darnum and liailey and Ring- 
llng Brothes' clrsus a hard blow 
here. The people refused to ride 
on the street cars antl used the 
i'tneys to take them to and from the 

circus grounds in North Albany 
almost exclusively. As a result the 
arena was less than half filled at 
the afternoon show and the even 
Injf performance fared but 
belter. 

A.s a matter of fact the afternoon 
crowd was so poor that one of the 
mm with the show jokingly re- 
marked to unothfr circus associate: 
"Do you tliink we will get feed 
money here today?" 

The circus came here from Pitts- 
field. Mass.. where it was reported 
to have done a tremendous business 
on the Fourtii. 

The usual snap and dash was 
misBlng In the performers, prob- 
ably due to the intense heat they 
had to contend with for several 
days previous to jesterday, the 
temperature especially hitting the 
menagerie, lion.s, leopards, tigers 
and the like sleeping in all sorts 
of ways in their cages to the 
amusement uf the patrons. One 
h>opard was stretched out on a 
plank with all four legs dangling, 
the position of the animal amusing 
the crowd and showing how the 
heat can affect these animals. The 
menagerie was shown In the open, 
the top being discarded because of 
the intensity of the heat. 

It was the first circus that has 
played here this season. The 
Sells- Floto show was booked here 
last month, but at the last minute 
Mayor James R. Watt canceled the 
permit he granted the show due to 
disorders in connection with the 
trolley strike, and the western out- 
fit played 'Schenectady stead of 
the Albany date. 

For a time it was thought "the 
Greatest Show on Earth" would 
also have Its permit canceled, but 
as the strike situation here is all 
quiet and serene now, excepting an 
occasional stoning of cars by 
youths, the city offlcials did not in- 
terfere. 

Frank Cook, of Albany, who has 
a wide acquaintance with th« 
"leading lights" of the town, is the 
legal adjuster for the Ringllng 
show. 



HELD ON SEKIOUS CHARGE 

Portland. Me., July 6. 

Esther Wakefield, a 17 -year-old 
Damarlscotta girl, was arrested In 
Rrunswlck, Maine, last week In com- 
pany with Roy Backman, 24 years 
of a^e, of Pennsylvania, an employe 
of the Cole Bros, show, now touring 
Maine, with whom she to alleged to 
have eloped and later taken bark 
to her people, while the man was 
held ill Drun.Hwlck to fare serious 
eliiirKOs. 

^VIltn the two were placed u»ider 
an( .vt ])y Chief of Tollce William U. 
Kdwards, of that town, he did not 
know that the man was wanted in 
Damarlscotta on a charge of seduc- 
tion. He found the couple living in 
tile Rowdoln TJollege woods under 
conditions as to demand investiga- 
tion. When pla'M'd under .'iru'.st they 
told lurn they intended t(» leave for 
New York. 

\N'lH'n the girl gave lnr residence 
a-s 1 >atriari.HCona the chief imme- 
diafrly put in a call for tl at town 
and found out the cin nnistiru cs ol 
111'' d.sjipprarance of the iwo. 

Miss ^Vakefield is (he dMui:lilir of 
Famuel Wakefield, of Darnariscotfa, 
had lived with her Krnndmoihcr 
MiM. Irishman Si(l<liriL;tr : tid h i«l 
h<M lie an excellent reput.it ion. She 
Wis employed in a D.wn.n i.scntta 
r«'.sf;ujrant. 

'I'hf morniiif; aftfr tlv. i Ikus ]<'fi 
l'<r town her lotjin \\.»s found 
d. 'Set ted and her fan>il> had l>»«n 
"II Hm' lookout f<»r her ever sm e. 



HENDERSON'S TWICE WEEKLY 

The report that Henderson's, 
Coney I.«*land, will shortly Inaugu- 
rate a split week policy was con- 
firmed this week. The Information 
states the semi-weekly attractions 
will commerce July 18. 

At first It was thought advi.sable 
to reduce the number of acts 
(eifiht) and cut the price ($1) ac- 
cordingly, but it appears as though 
this will l)e a secondary measure if 
nece.s.^ary. 

ORFHEUM'S $50,000 MORTGAGE 

New Orleans. JijI\ 6. 
The Orpheum Theatre & Realty 
Co. has placed another mort^iiRC 
upon Its loc(il I*alac«« fhtMlr*- for 
jr.O.OOO. held by the Like State 
r.ank of Chi(«KO. 



Syracuse, July 6. 

Dear Chick: — 

The boxing commish washed me 
up when they read Kva Moe's 
amidavit that he had bet half a 
grand that Bo«o would stay with 
Tomato. 

But my ball club is shot to pieces 
and in last place. The wolves here 
are hollerin murder and the at- 
tendance is very piano. Cuthbert 
win be out of the game for two 
weeks with a lump on his dome as 
big as Frisco's iron hut. 

You know he and Algy used to 
pull u lot of clown stuff on the ball 
field a la Nick Altrock and AV 
Schacht, and they used to get big 
laughs around thg circuit. 

One of their stunts was for Algy 
and Cuthbert to warm up In front 
of tlie grand stand and stall that 
they were tryln to out throw each 
other by shootln fast one.i l)a( k and 
forth. They would almost fall down 
after each catch and used to work 
It up for the big punch, which was 
Algy droppin the real ball in the 
grass then plckin up a soft mushy 
Ijjjipione that they had planted and 
shootln it at Cuthbert who used to 
take it on the head and do a drop 
fall that was *> riot. 

You know, the old cannon ball 
stUfT that the Jugglers hav«} been 
pullin foi years. Montlay we're 
playing Toronto and Just before the 
game Cuthbert and Al^y put on 
their stunt, but som€K)nc on the 
club switched apples so that Algy 
pegged a nh . hard base ball at 
Cuthie'H dome and sunk liim like 
Dempsey sunk the Frog. 

We carried him off the fie'd with 
a lump on hi; knob that you could 
do a hand stand on and he aint 
convinced yet that Algy dldnt cross 
him. 

I was stuck for an outfielder and 
asked Algy if he knew one. He 
wanted me to wire a pal of his that 
is out with a bathing act called Ring 
and Wet the Bathtub Sisters. He 
is another female Impersonator. I 
asked Algy If this guy could hit 
and he said. ''He's frightfully good 
lookin." 

If we don't start wlnnin soon they 
are liable to transfer this franchise. 
You could fire off a machine gun out 
at the Park yesterday without hil- 
tin no one. 

However, we can't fini.sh n«j worse 
than eighth so I ain't goin' to comb 
any more gray hairs over thi:« flock 
of mock oranges. 

Tomato is trainin for a return 
fight with Kid Lux. Y'ou remember 
Lux plastered him up on their last 
meeting up here. Well I finally got 
Eddie Mead to sign up for a return 
match, and I am expect In Tomato 
will knock his brains out this time 
for he sure is sore. 

But I wish ho had a few more 
brains than he has for ho sure is 
thick. This mornin he's workin out 
with a local kid and they're lettln 
punches fly from all angles. I was 
outHide the ring and I hollered to 
him: "Box clever, use your head." 
What do you think the sap done? 
He butted this suy's eyes shut be- 
fore I could climb In and stop him. 
Give my best to the A. B. C. 

Your old pal, con. 



Th.' xhovr at the Lights Club Irt 
T ret !»... t"r*t.. *^.^ ^y f l ' Vd. ti fOjij ^ n 
was skippered b>'-J. Francis Dooley. 
Tlie vol_nte«rs were Audrey Mc- 
Vey, Regal and Moore, Kddle Carr. 
Clinton an<l Rooney, Al Lewis, Flor- 
ence Moore, Geo. McKay and Lulu 
McConntvil. Dooley and Sales as- 
sisted by Robert Emmet Koane. 
Martha Morton, Mrs. Sam Summers 
and Sim Moore; Leo Carrlllu. 

Wednesday nlRht of this week the 
Lights held Its annual Hallowe'en 
Party. The traveling Friars, now 
touring Long Island, visited the 
clubhouse that evening. 

This coming Sunday tho Lights 
team will play the Lynbrook nine 
on the Lights ground, l^st Satur- 
day the Queensboro Elks beat the 
Lights 6-2. On the 4th the Lights 
won from the K. of C. 10-5. 

Saturday night next the usual 
show will bo given with Victor 
Moore acting as the Skipper. 



MANY REPORTS ABOUT 
CINCINNATI THEATRES 



jC 



to Play Vaudovi'le— Pan- 

tages After Lyric — Held 

ingsfeld May Desert 

Shuberts 



ARTISTS HOLDING BAa 
ABOUT NEXT SEASON 



Not Hurrying to Accept Routes 
—Waiting for More Opti- 
mistic Outlook 



Cincinnati. July 6. 

It is reported that one of the two 
new Shubert theatres here will play 
the Shubert vaudeville, while the 
other, the George B. Cos memorial 
theatre. Is to house dramatic and 
musical comedy productions. 

Another report la that Alexander 
Pantages Is after the Lyric to play 
his vaudeville. If securing a local 
house it will be Pan's debut In thki 
city. 

Attorney Ben Heidingsfeld, Cin- 
cinnati representative for the Shu- 
berts, may sever his relations with 
the brothers, rumor says, through 
also being counsel for the Keith 
people. 

The local Keith's Is closing for 
the summer In order that the nine* 
story oflnce building and theatre 
may be completed. 



Vatideville acta arc not accepting 
routes for next season, according 
to the agents and bookin;; men. The 
acts are holding out against a more 
optimistic outlook for the show 
business next season and arc 
adopting a more watchful waiting 
policy. 

Many artists who signed early 
last season and then were forced 
to pay the boosted railroad rates, 
which Jumped after they signed 
contracts, are among the non- 
signers. 

Other acts are reported to be 
w<'iiting tn sec how the proposed 
Shuberl vaudeville will affect sal- 
aries. 



GLOBE, PHILL7, STAYS OPEN 

The Globe, Philadelphia, booked 
through the Amalgamated, scheduled 
to close Saturday, will remain open 
indefinitely, due to a sudden im- 
provement in businesK. 

Sablosky ^ McGulrk will operate 
the house as their lone vaudeville 
stand in Philadelphia over the sum- 
mer. The Ooss Ki'vs and Hroa<l- 
way (lo.se Satur<lay niKht. 

Wayne Relief Manager 
Robert Wayne, hoiisr manager of 
Keith's C?olonlal. lias been appolnt(*d 
general relief manaper for the Keith 
houses this summer, stepping in us 
each manager takes his vacation. 



CLEVELAND CLOSING 

Lecw't Last Jump Breaker Out of 
Chicaflo — Qoes en Dark List. 



Loev/rt Cleveland, a full week, 
and the last Jump breaker out of 
Chleago. will close for the summer 
Saturday. 

Business dropped off, making the 
move necessary. 



OLEKS FALLS' MUSICAL STOCK 

Glens Falls, N. Y., July «. 

The Empire Musical Comedy 
Company opened a season of sum* 
mcr stock at the Empire Monday. 
Bob Martini heads the caat. Other 
member are Evan Baldwin, Ekidle 
Grof, George Burt, laillan Morton. 
Nata De Farge, Helen De Vere and 
a chorus of eight. The bill will be 
changed twice a week. 

The Empire has been playing 
vaudeville and pictures. It U the 
flret time musical stock lute been 
presented In Qlens Falls during the 
summer. 



FAY, OF PSOVJPENCE, IN H. Y. 

Kd Fay of Providence, who Is In- 
terested with Mike Sheedy In sev- 
criil small time vaudeville houses 
out of town, is anticipating enter* 
Ing the pop priced field In New 
York City. 

It was reported this week it had 
been practically settled I"^y would 
t.'iUe over the McKinley Square 
about Aug. . 4 and inaugurate a 
small time vaudeville policy in the 
hou.se. 



Haines in "Without the Law** 

"\Vitlu)iit th«' Law," a skit f-M'u 
in the Lamh.M' f:aml»ol. will be pro- 
«lu(r«l for vaudeville by liveisri 
IManelutnl. with Robert 11 lines i>.\ ■ 
fund. 



Reade Purchase Denied 

A report wa.s eireul.i te<l iiii,\ []iiy. 
Wf.'U (hat K. I-'. Alhee \\;i> iK-^ntiit- 
iii'-r to purchase an iiiteii-yf m iiif 
W.il'er Ki'ade IlMscliIierL'. thr;i(i(S. 
It WMs d«"i'"' •■■ "•'• K'Mih otilecs. 



AUG. 1 NEXT BOOKING MEET 

The Keith office this week calls 
off all meetings of the booking men 
until Aug. 1. The vaudeville agents 
were notllled and told to inform 
their acts. 

It was explained at the booklriK 
ofllce the adjournment was taken 
so the booking men could enjoy 
their vacations without Interrup- 
tion until after the date meritione<l. 



LEE KIDS ON YACATION 

.Tane and Katherii.e Lee, with 
their mother, have gone on their an- 
nual summer vacation. The hlldrcn 
were rejiorted to have Immti refii.'<«'d 
a per nit to appear at tlie l',ushwlc-k. 
i:r<K»klyn. It was an errf>r. ;i.s the 
Lee K'ids played that llOU^-r week 
.hirie LO. 



HOUSES CLOSING 

1 'I.I \ house, l';isMaie. and Iv\"»iis. 
.Moiiislown, N .1 ; I'ol'. \V;i!trhui>. 
r.ijoij. New Ila\en, jml lM,i/,;i, 
I :i iiik'<'|iort . <'onn., will c lo^c Jnlv :«. 
'I'Ik- tii^l two nientlon<-(l will p!a\ 
iiirtiii's until the houses r'-ojun for 
\;niMi\ \\\i- Lntjor I )a\'. 

Th.- f o.ind, IM.jl.-ileli.lii.i lo >•- 

July 1/ 




THE YOUNG AMERICAN 
HARRY KAHNE. 



s;..1.' oiitriorttor of Oulntuple MJTjd C'onrenf ration to \ aud<'\ ill-'. 

TNi: ^A].T LA KM TI ILlIC ItA.M .s.iid : 
I h>- Most .\ loijiMliiiK act <-\ct pr«s' nted on .i LOCAI* vtai,'«< is pre- 
•serit'd |.\ Ihiiiy K.'ihne, who, billed .i.m "Dm- I nrorii f •• ' .i hh* M •■ii i ;i list .' 
fiiM\ li\. ij|) to ;ill that the press a;;<ril.s h.'tsr s nl .il^oiit hirri. I\.ihne 
(\ttvy. .'■oni" reninrkahle ment^il stuti'M. (M.tt to lii • o ii ; i.necd iniri(i s<'< in 
IM I'O.^.-il'.Li:. )iis final dem<»tiHti .it l«.ii. ih.ii «.f .Imrt; ti^i- diillin!' f.-.it- 
:i' th' .'^ iFii'- time, is perhaps hii ^'i';iti'>t sImmI .iruj l.i • i ..'il luo'ijflir 
Mown the hoiiH«-." 

(''•nttnK y.nHt undr-r the dii.r tion of EDW. S. KELLER. 

.M.iii> thanks to l:<<lil< r and .Jxioh^ 



VARIETY'S CHICAGO OFFICE 



Ciiicaso 



Fricjay, July 8, 1921 
STATErLAKE THEATRE BUILDING 



-^KMe-^ajDimLE-SHOWs-J 



SMILES OF 1921 

(Riverview Park) 

('^li^a^;o, July C. 
Hivorvicw is ChK-.»K«» h sh«>w plurc 
of itH ^;I•()Ul) of suiiiriur parks. 
KvcryliiiiiK iw np <<> <•»• riiinul*', ho, 
Ihorofor*. it br( arno n« « tMsury for 
Kmllr I»« Hi-rat wlnn hr b<raii to 
n.MMomblf hi8 "Stnilrs of 1921" Kevue 
for his plai o to have an up-to-th€- 
j. iruM*' aKKroKation of ptrformcrs 
iiud as wvll ail up-lo-thc-minuto 
offrrin^', for as a "fiee" offering this 
surpasses evcTything that haH been 
att«'mpt«'d in the pa8t. I>c Rccat Is 
using 14 principalfl and 24 comely 
niatdrnfl for the choruH. There are 
two acta and 10 sceneH. The sceneft 
are very novel and original, with the 
nconic einbellishments and lighting 
iiivcRtures typica> of musical com- 
edy. 

Dc Recat had no idea in particular 
In ^#ag1ng^ thin Hhow, not depending 
on theme or continuity. It is sim- 
ply a variety of spectacular tlaahes, 
all of which do Justice to the i»ro- 
rfucers. ThOHC which seem to stand 
out foremost are "A Carnival Night 
in Paris,' "A Bit of SF)ain." "The 
Colonial Carden" and 'The Nile 
Drifters. " The idea of the lattir was 
assimilated from the third act of 
•Aida." and for a non-operatic en- 
deavor can be classified as u meri- 
torious endCiivor. 

Frank Libuse and Dorothy Sharp 
seem to be the stellar figures in the 
troupe. This is shown in their bur- 
lesque of an "Apache" dance, which 
is executed In a grotesque and 
amusing manner. libuse is a type 
and excruciatingly funny, especially 
when attempting to extract melody 
from a comedy flute. The girl is a 
very clever youngster and will prob- 
ably be h»'ard from after she has 
gained a little finesse and ex|)eri- 
ence. 

Danny (Jraham and (Jeorge 
Browning, eccentric dancers, had 
things free and easy with their 
"trick" horse dance. The boys In- 
ject plenty of comedy into their 
work and "hokc" their way through- 
out to the delight of thr patrons. 
They were greatly aided in this 
scene by Hobby Barker and Harry 
J. Kelly, who are burdened with dis- 



pensing the comedy throughout the 
entire performance. These boys are 
practically on in every scene and 
seem to inject life and animation 
when they are needed, so that none 
of the scenes are slowed up any. 

In the female contingent De Recat 
has a very good assortment of vo- 
cnlists. Lucille Palmer, soprano, 
has an exceptionally good clear and 
strong voice. She possesses per- 
sonality and tact, putting (»ver each 
number in a most .'ii)propriate man- 
ner. Lillian Jacobson, a pretty lit- 
tle thing with a pretty little smile, 
form and underpinning, has not 
what can be construed as a good 
voice, but nhe has one that is being 
properly u.sed and with It gets re- 
sults through the manner .«ho puts 
her songs over In. Rose () Ilara. 
contralto, is a stunning looking 
woman and adds much tone to the 
ensemble numb<'rs. which she leads. 
Sadie Moore and Peggy Mayo com- 
plete the roster of song birds. Mile. 
Audrey, a classical dancer, also 
gives a good account of herself. 

There were added to the cast last 
week J. Lynn Gritnth and K. R. 
Robertson, baritone, both of whoni 
reeentlv appeared in "Robin Hood" 
at the "Illinois. They have several 
high -class numbers, which they put 
over In a befitting manner. 

De Recat can boast of one thing 
and boast of it strong, too -his 
chorus. He has gathered together 
as fine looking a lot of "chicks" as 
CAD be found with any musical 



isicai ••" i" mI 

show, and besides looks these girlies "^ne be»ore 
work. They can and do ut>e their 
voices and limbs as wtU. which Is 
demonstrated in the big dancing 
scene in the Inst act. Tin- wardrobe 
which they wear is artistic and at- 
atractive. It is not any t«»o expen- 
sive, but makes a wond« rful flash, 
which is essential for a "girlie" 
revue. 

De Recat staged the production 
with the assistance of Al I^iughlin. 
He has put on something worth 
while, and it really is worth the long 
trip to Rlvcrview to s(>e the show 
alone without the other big attrac- 
tions. 



"Love Bandit," helped Introduce her 
in chape and gat. and then making 

tled olt some luimher aiiowiitK 'lu-T 
to tome back an abbreviated up- 
to-date shlmmery thing that wa^ a 
stunner. 

' ' ph E. Bernard and Co, In 
"Who Is She?" for an old act found 
plenty of laughs, but the ending was 
sad, owing to a forgotten back -stage 
cue, and to help it out the orchestra 
was thrown out of its cue. Jess 
Libohatl, holding up the dignity of 
Italy, had trouble with the musi- 
cians, but managed to knock out an 
early hit on hi" reliable xylophone. 
Johannes Josef sson and Co. in Ice- 
land's national pastime of self-de- 
defense. Josefsson should never 
make a speech. The act is not up 
to the standard that it was when 
with the circus several years ago. 
Zuhn and Dreis, both doing boobs, 
were good for some he.ilthy laughs 

Emma Carus and Walter Leopold 
and a new member by the name of 
David Appollon were the headliners. 
Miss Carus can always be relied 
upon to have something new. She 
has this time bobbed hair and a 
Russian dance with th% new mem- 
ber, who also does a bit of mandolin 
playing. Miss Carus announced the 
act as one day old. If it is some tal! 
rehearsing has been done and has 
some wonderful possibilities. The 
act was forced to take a half dozen 
curtains besides a speech by Miss 
Carus. 

Myers and Hanford copped all 
laugh and applause honors, goaling 
the sizzling audience into apprecia- 
tive applause that was well earned. 
They could be said to represent the 
west. Choy Ling Hee Troupe do 
nothing new or tha^has not been 



jfor»T»nr»cc. 



for a "mimic" finish, Is very appro- 
priate ai ives "caste" to his per- 
. "Ransom and I>elila Were 
in' 
house 

turn. Morton atn' f;i;-*» and the 
F'oliies Girls did not appear at this 
show. 



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ULLIVAN 



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WHEN IN CniCACO 
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MAJESTIC, CHICAGO 

Chicago, July 6. 
Being the Fourth of Ju'y and just 
to prove that America i^^ a vast 
melting pot with no favoritism 
i shown, this bill would act as a per- 
fect example. Almost ev<ry country 
1 was repre.sented, including various 
1 parts of the Tnited States. Sainaroff 
land yonia represented Russia in 
dances, with a few he.iutiful white 
Spitz dogs. Dori.s Dunc.'in. from the 
coast, who has never brcn seen at 
any of tli« larger houses, carries a 
breezy western atmosphere about 
her that makes her appear fresh and 
cool, even though the thermometer 
says 100. Mlsa Duncan sing.s songs, 
with a few restricted numbers 
thrown in for good measure. She 
also used a me<lley of thi.s year's 
biggest sellers that found a ready 
resi)onHC. Her opening number, a 
special song most likely entitled 



STATELAKE, CHICAGO 

Nuf sed! Capacity — and on In- 
dependence Day afternoon with the 
"olc" heat snapping at 100 on State 
street and "Old Sol" Just burning 
the sidewalks up an' everything. 
It is miraculous, <• marvelous, and 
were one to attempt to find super- 
latives, it would be a difficult thing, 
for they were just there all over the 
house and right out into State 
street. 

Through the substitution of Syd- 
ney Grant for Alan Brooks & Co.. 
there were three single men on the 
oill, with two of them doing "kid" 
delineations — CJrant and Harry 
Breen. Of course, the three single 
men are c<ipital entertainers, but 
at the same time the blending of the 
show was poor and did not give it 
the Impetus which is generally seen 
in a bill at this house. 

BroiiHon and Edwards were first 
on the firing line and annihilated 
the audience with their "Collins and 
Hj.rt" tactics and manoeuvcrs. I>}- 
ona La Mar, "The Girl With the 
Thousand Eyes," was second on the 
firing line and for 29 minutes dealt 
with past, present and possibilities. 
Leona "parked" a little too long and 
sort of tired the mob with her 
rapid fire talk. Of coarse. It must 
be allowed that she was in the 
"deuce" spot at this show, but 



to celebrate the Fourth of July. Th© 
road »how now appearing wiin at 
another hous« a few month.s uj-o 

_ - A, .U^.-;.- ♦h/ll^ ^,' ^ , -^^. Y^'^V i ' mV' i ' \ 

enthralled throughout their change has been made in a numb, r 

of the acts. The Coogan puture 
ran very long, giving the nhow a 
late start. • 

. Jusai and Ossl were first and got 
returns as tiiough It wiuj a nexi-to- 
cloxing act. A little change was 
made in their wardrobe, and tho 
tricks stood up. The pantomime 
business provided the conn dy 
Hali)h Seabury, chalkologist. has 
snappy talk. The mood ho found 
the crowd in sent the chatter over 
with flying banners. Were ho to do 
his final "home scene" wiihout the 
singing it would help the turn. In- 
spiration, an old act, has a very fine 
singer with it. He carries a produc- 
tion atmosphere about his singing 
and appearance, and next to him the 
piano player whistler came in for 
generous returns. The dancers do 
not stand up to the class of the of- 
fering. 

Frank and Grade De Mont raised 
quite a racket with their danrlng 
arni talk. The man is working just 
the way vaudeville fans like to see 
hoofing done, and he could even do 
an extra dance and not feel as 
though he were overdoing it. \u>\,~ 
ert O'Connor and Co. came through 
with a sketch. It resembled a <hart 
as it fluctuated in holding attention. 
It took four curtains and plenty ol 
applause. Breenan an«1 MiirUy arc 
two neat appearing persons. Both 
possess very fine voices. They slap- 
ped a peach of a hit over. Al 
Shayne, with his "wop" plant fol- 
lowed. His clumsy yellow shoe» 
remind of Williams and Wolfus. 
Wheeler Trio closed and held th« 
cTf V (1 intact. The boys have a 
dandy act and do mighty flnc stunts. 



McVICK£R*8, CHICAGO 

Chicago, July <S. 

The arrival of Independence Day 
did not help business any. The 
summer and heat fever got the best 
of everyone in the ther.re. The or- 
chestra worked in shirt sleeves, the 
acts in tuxedos, while the audience 
was too Indisposed to applaud. The 
bill proper was weak throughout 
and it is possible that A strong sum- 
mer show would have a good effect 
upon the crowd. The feature pic- 
ture was Alice Lake in "Over the 
Wire." It was loiloweU by a 
trained cat act. billed as "Katland." 
A man and woman directed the 
stunts of the animals. Casson 
Brothers came next with a "chop 
suey" act. The boys did a little 
of every form of entertainment, 
making the dancing strong. They 
have appearance, but to try a num- 
ber of things in ten minutes is 
bound to make some of thoirTe things 
only fair. The man who sings has 
a nice vQice and should hold the 
stage alone. Weston and Af arion, 
man and woman, did all dancing, 
with the man singing a few num- 
bers to allow the girl to change her 
warUrotje. The final whirlwind 
brought concentrated attention. 
The duo work before a nice stage 
set. Ijinti.say and Hazel livened up 
proceedings. 

Lina?fay is the famous trainer 
of cigar box. and tAkes his time 
to .set the boxes for his balancing 
upon them. Dance and song by 
both round out a neat offering. The 
girl is tall, wears baby clothes, and 
has an enticing manner about her 
work. Harmony Four rang pub- 
lished numbers and cafry a pretty 
drop used as an olio. Their voices 
range from bass to tenor and get 
very pleasant strains out of their 
harmonizing. One number allows 
for humor, which is well ' "<}U-} 

Murray and Popkova haven't so 
much of a plot to their act, but they 
sell some old stuff in a new way. 
and do It mighty finely. The man 
acts as a hick, and has plenty 'of 
competition in the field, while the 
girl is very attractive and carries 
her .share of the act over to a de- 
cided hit. As a combination the 
duo measure up to high standards, 
but in material they could make 
some improvements, especially to- 
wards the end of the act. Moher 
and Eldredge could not get the ap- 
plause machinery started. The 
men worked like Irojans, sang like 
blazes and finally stirred up satis- 
fying response. Cozy Revue is well 
named and closed the show. 



FROM MAY 11th. SEASON 1921 TO SEPT. 18th. 

EMILE DE RECAT 

Presents "SMILES OF 1921" 

Knchnntnl MuHlrnI RitravAirania With Proloirue, Two Act* ami Ton Nrrnes, 
Including An All Hlnr €nt»t ami • Iloiinn«t of Twenty-four American llonntlew. 

AT RIVERVIEW, CHICAGO 



ELEVENTH HOUR POLICY 

Chicago. July 6. 

The Oreai Northern Hippodrome, 
which is in its last four weeks i > - 
fore being turned over to the Shu- 
lorts, has Installed a new policy. 
This *heatrc has been running a 
"grind" from 11 .o 11, with two 
shifts, with seven acts on each 
shift, Now they have combined the 
fourteen acts and are playing as one 
show, running three hours. The 
first show starting at 11, the last 
show going on at 8. 

Business has been very good with 
the new policy. 



RIALTO, CHICAGO 



Chicago, July 6. 
"As You Like It" perfectly de- 
scribes what was seen at this house. 
It Is located at the beginning of the 
nevertheless there was too much I business section, and in entering the 
samene.ss in her type of answer Loop it is necessary to pass the 
and her assintant in "cueing"' fum- Rialto. Many stopped to see the 
bled around considerably, which show, maybe, because Jackie Coo- 
took a bit of an edge off her work, gpn, in "Peck's Bad Boy," was here; 
George Yeoman "Lizzled" the folks maybe because of the remarkably 



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though he had a slow start got into 
"second" and by finishing time was 
running on "high." getting laugh 
after laugh with his "quips." Harry 
Breen then came along and sat 
pretty, for Yeoman had left them 
ripe for him. Harry is a dever lit- 
tle showman and as they were walk- 
ing out on him at the opening, did 
not wast<» any energy In his en- 
deavor; he Just stalled and stalled 
till the house was quiet and then 
let them have it. And have it they 
did, for when Harry finished there 
was a tumult of applause. 

Phina and her Picks hopped in 
and tore things wide open. Phina 
has as.sembled a clever and talon trd 
group of youngsttrs and allowed 
them to do the major part of the 
work. The youngsters did it and 
well, with one exception, wbirh was 
the little "pickaninny" who en- 
deavors to Imitate Lllliar. Shaw in 
dialect. However, it is next to im- 
possible for a "Ml" darky to give a 
yid<liHh characterization, and this 
endravor sort of leaves a bad ta.'^tr 
in tho mouth of the audience. Somr 
other character portrayal should be 
giycn the youngster and thf re would 
be no wa.^teof talent. Pliina does 
not appear until the last number. 
She is: net the Phina of old. and 
knows it. too. and her woiU .shows 
It as woll. Phina Is (luito portly 
and her voice Is not n.s strong as It 
has been heretofore, which was 
demonstrated on her encore number 
when she almost broke down. Still 
as a whole the act seemed to havr 
been the hit of the bill, due to thr 
work of the kiddies in the forepart 
of the orfering. 

Sydney Crnnt ha(l a toiu,'h rr I 
to hoc, hut did it. l<'o)lowiii.u ( Insely 
on thr trail of Hreon. Syd toif looso 
and fed It to them nice and easy, 
find upon the coniplotion of his turn 
left thorn cryinar for morr. His 
Chinese portrayal, whic h hr uses ] 



good bill; nevertheless, it was worth 
the time and money the crowd spent 



CIBCUSES nir CHICAGO 

Chicago, July 6. 

Ringling Brothers, Barnum and 
Bailey, will play Chicago for 10 
days, pitching the tent in drant 
Park, on the lake front, opening 
July 20. 

The John Robinson cinus opens 
July 16 at White City for a week's 
stay. 



TAL30T LEAVES CHICAGO 

Chicago, July 6. 
Andy Talbot, general stage man- 
ager and booker for the Great Nor- 
thern Hippodrome, has left for New 
York. Talbot leaves the employ of 
the Hippodrome when this house is 
turned over to the Shubcrts, and Is 
said to be seeking a managerial 
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Ike Bloom's Mldnlte Frolic, on the 
pouth Hide (Chicago) is a boost for 
the town. Capacity, even a waiting 
line, l3 * common sight at this 
night life rendezvous. It seems a 
case of making reservations in 
order (o be a lucky one and see the 
show that starts at midnight and 
ends in the wee A. M's. Bloom has 
made his Inside cafe garden like, 
cool, summery, and has set a high 
standard for food and patronage. 
Many publicity stunts, 2 orchestras 
featured, celebrity nights ajid con- 
vention parties are contributory, to 
Stimulating business. The third 
show Alnco the Mldnlte Frolics re- 
opened i.s worthy of a lot of praise. 

^irrtt to IJloom for getting it, 
second to Charles Doll, for direct- 
ing and .producing It, and last for 
the ca.st for making it, the credit s 
divided. The llrst frolic goes on at 
11; 30, and the three succeeding 
frolics go on at hour.intervals. Each 
frolic is different in numbers, spe- 
cialties and wardrobe The Vir- 
ginian Jazz Band, of colored musi- 
cians, plays dance music in between 
frolics, and they hypnotize the feet. 
For the show proper, the "Midnlte 
Frolic Quintette" dispense musical 
strains. The quintet consists of 
Frank t)pMichele, violin; Earl Eng- 
lish, formerly with Frieda Leonard 
In vaudovlUe, cornet; J. H. VVeboc, 
piano, and L. Hulme. saxophone. 
Charles Doll has done a lot of scout- 
ing around for this show, and has 
two finds — Lucille White, dancer, 
and Jack Blake, eccentric stepper. 

The first frolic opened with a ten- 
foot book, the cover of which re- 
peated, "Midnite Frolic," direction 
of Charles Doll. Lloyd Byron, in- 
genue, whom Doll took out of the 
chorus, handled the prologue. As 
she opened the cover the name of a 
principal was shown, and as the 
principal wa.s announced, he or she 
would break through the sheet 
showing the name. Ralph Bart, a 
local Irish tenor, came first. .He is 
a favorite to cabaret visitors, and 
sang very pleasingly. Doll's protege, 
Lucille White, broke the ice with 
every style of dancing, and from her 
work It appears she faces a re- 
markable future. It is doubtful 
whether cabarets can keep such a 
talentex) miss, and It would not be 
surprising to see some producer 
featuring this young girl. 

Queenie Queenan, soubrette. is as 
well-known locally as the Loop. She 
Is a decided a.sset to the show, and 
knows all the tricks. Maretta Nally. 
comedienne, if a baby-faced, win- 
some, and taking girl. After her 



first number an ovation greeted 
each appearance. Efl!lQ Burton, 
prima donna, of production j>a.st. 
flashed a nifty wardrobe, and a 
diva's voice. Jack Blake did novelty, 
eccentric and Jazz steps with his 
nimble feet. The boy is under able 
direction, and will make a good 
cabaret entertainer. Lloyd Byron 
has taken the first step toward a 
faroff goal. Now that she is a prin- 
cipal, she has quite a few things in 
her favor for further honors. Mi.ss 
Byron wears clothes as they should 
be worn, sings in a .sweet voice, and 
dances deftly. Each of the frolics 
that followed stood up with the 
good impression the fir.st created. 
The feature number is led by EfTlo 
Burton, with the chorus distributing 
fiuwers furnished by a local fiorist. 

The entire production is well 
wardrobed, well directed, and is 
highly commendable 

Ten choristers add color to th^ 
show, by good look.s, good* clothes, 
and working as one. 



NEWSPAPERMEN ORDER 

Jonoe, Linick A. Schaefer Tell Door- 
Qiiestioninfl 



Chicago, July 6. 

Jones, Linick & Schaefer have 
issued Instructions nOt to delay 
newspapermen when they come in 
to f?ee a show. The order .stated 
furthermore they are not to pay 
war tax. 

To be specific, the order staled, 
if a person stopped up to the door- 
man and .said, I'm Mr. Doe of the 
Examiner," admit him without 
questioning. 

It appears the order is the result 
of a complaiTnt. as sometimes It was 
neccssr\ry to wait in line for quite 
a few minutes, making It uece.s.sary 
to miss an act. 




Canoe Place Inn at Good CIround. 
L. I., was totally destroyed by fire 
early Tuesday morning. The raHhler, 
Richard Hei*neman, lost his life*; 
also one of the maids. Both were 
on the third floor. The inn was over 
300 . years old and of historical 
memories. It was purchased about 
four years ago by Julius KellOr, who 
Improved the road house at a con- 
siderable expense. Mr. Keller esti- 
mated his lo.ss at Over $100,000. par- 
tially insured. He stated a modern 
restaurant will be Immediately 
started In replacement. Canoe Inn 
drew from the society contingent 
at Southhampton. Huntington and 
the Shinnecock Hills. It was also 
favored by Tammany Hall leaders, 
who often conferred there during 
week-ends, and indulged in a 10- 
oeuit limit poker game. That politi- 
cians' poker game often brought 
smiles to observers, as the big men 
of politics^ere as interested in the 
10-cent game as though it were a 
presidential election or table stakes 
stud poker. A common law rule al- 
ways prevented -anything over a 10- 
cent limit. Keller held an interest 
in Maxim's. New York, retiring as 
president of the operating corpora- 
tion some weeks before that place 
closed. He Is also interested, in the 
Chateau Laurier at City Lsland. New 
York. When purchasing Canoe 
Place Inn Keller bought the prop- 
erty aH well, and has since added to 
hia realty holdings there. 



AT AMERICAN HOSPITAL 

Chicago, July 6. 

Theatrical. i)atients as reported of 
late at American Hospital here, are: 

Vivian Spencer ("Passing Show >, 
operated for tumor. 

Roy West (Wood's Theatre), 
ton.slls removed. 

Stello, piagician, perated for 
tumor. ^ 

Laura Negille (Mrs. M. V. Elli- 
gen) (stock), operated for tumor of 
the foot— ^recovering. 

(Miss) Hillle Royce (burleHqu*'). 
operated for appendicitis — left the 
hospital. 

Ola B. Ellwood (Avenue Trio), 
improving from minor operation. 

Peggy Perry, ruptured appendix 
— recovering- 

Jean Gibbons ("20th Century 
Follies"), operated for appendicitis. 

Jean Clifford ("Oh Daddy"), ope- 
rated for appendicitis. 

Harry Rose, out-door showman, 
operated for appendicitis. 

Bettle Conley ("Passing Show'), 
operation for adhesions. 

Olive Ray (Mike Kelly Show). In- 
testinal trouble. 

Olga Han.son (Joseph Pay ton Co.). 
operation for correction of .bow 
legs. 

Ed y the Meyer (Howatt's Ver.sa- 
tlle Sextet), operated for appendi- 
citis — left hosi)ital recovered. 

Lew Lubin (Lubln and Lewis), 
operated for hernia— left hospital. 



INSIDE STUFF 

ON VAUDEVILLE 



Art an Irulucomrnt to l((H'p the boxofllce aver.'>ge at a risjui lul.U- l.,i-':.i 
oviT the torrid month.^. the Proctor'a 125th Street man.ic^oniorjt li >.< 
Inaugurated a i>i)mt coupon aj'.stem, the latter being redeemable tor 
silverware prt'muiin.s in nnif.ictured by the Oneida Company. With ii h 
75-cent admis«u)ii an .H-polnt coupon Is tendered free at the boxofllre; a 
65-cent adnii.s.siori ti. Utt.i buys with it a 6-polnt ticket and so on down 
the .scale. Eaoh point li i.s ,i casli value of about three cents. Thus tic-i^ct.s 
apgrcKating 12 pouts will Ix- ndiM-nied at th . boxofllce at any time dur- 
ing the day for a silver .spoon niarkod as being valued at 30 centn. High<'r 
point aggrogalorf n.'i(ur;illy ;ire rcd^M^mable for higher valuod pemluniH 
all of which are displayed in :l .show c.imo in the lobby. 

The managemonl rci^otls that thi stunt h.i.s been no ."jnall faitor in 
counteracting the climatic opposition the pa.st f'-w weUs. 

The report this week by wire from rfun Fianci.sco Hi «t Sam Harrl.s ,\x\\ 
Irving Ackerman had left l''rlsoo for New York poiti^nd.s .some ini]>ortant 
move in connection with the IjOow- Ackerman & Harris houses In the 
West. Just what that move may be has been surntl.vd. niso reported in 
th» past, but nothing has leaked out for publication. Their visit, how- 
ever, may be in connection with a law suit. 



A six-man vaydeville act appearing locally in the small tune houHOs 
has one member who wears a hair net at each performance. The pei - 
son in question has wonderfully marcelled tresses which' ho keep in 
place by the net. At a recent performance the net became entangled 
with his hat and was rudely pulled from his head, mussing the hair and 
causing much amusement for the audience. 



A, team which, for many seasons, had played Loew and PanLagcs 
time, recently started rehearsing a new act. The author, hearing the 
first reading, enthusiastically cried, "That'll land you on the biff time.'* 
One of the lines was: "You do that three 6r four tfrnes a dAy and you'll 
never be sick"— referring to a strenuous pioco of business. Next day,' 
at the second rehearsal, the author pricked up his ears when he heard 
the line read: "You do that twice a day, and — — ." 



Al Jolson returned east for the big flght, having remained eut later 
Chan almost any other road show of high admissionfl in America. Tha 
admissions, by the way, set a few records. In Tulsa. Okla.. "Sinbad" 
played to $7.70 top and clalma $9,200 oh the day. Jolson says he had the 
biggest season of his career despite Incredible conditloni, «a he 
played through the northwest country where* he aaya, every town has a 
bread line, and homeless men and women were tramping the street* all, 
night. 



DiD YOU GET ONE? 
24 ACTS 

col blanket coiitrartM for St woeka or more from the agencl«s llatod ImIow. 

DID YOU? 

ANT ONE OF TUB AQBNCIBB DBLOW CAN OBT IT POR TOU 
IK ITS sriCBl) YOU WANT—WRITB OR WIRB. 



There 

Is 
Only 

ONE 

MAYBELLE 
SMART SHOP 

LENORE BERNSTEIN 

MODISTK 

145 n. OUrk 8U«et 



FlMto thU la joar hat. 

EUGENE COX 

SCENIC STUDIOS 

1734 Ogden Ave. 
Chicago 

.««<'P!py 3801 




The latest ir Ven's 
Furnishings can be 
J had at 

21 No. Clark St. 
CHICAGO 

Nest Door to COI.UMIIIA TIIKATKR 



With the return of 150 prohibitioii 
agents who have been laid off 
through lack of funds, a concerted 
drive will be made on rum dealers 
and bootleggers, especially in the 
cities. The agents have been out 
for two months, and during that 
time the "boys" have had a pretty 
good chance to clean up. There Is 
not as much running along the 
Canadian line at present as one 
would be led to believe from a 
perusal of the newspapers. State 
troopers and ofnclals of the border 
countries, working In close co-op- 
eration, have drawn the not rather 
tight and, while liquor is still being 
smuggled across, it is not in as 
large quantities as before. Govern - 
ment control of liquor in some of 
the Canadian provinces has helped 
to lessen the supply. The seizure 
of cars carrying booze is another 
factor in the situation. In tlio run- 
ning game, high-powered nut<jmo- 
biles are necessary and these, of 
course, are not cheap. One lost is 
quite m it'^m of expense to a hoot- 
loi^Kcr. A fotmf'r taxi driver in nx 
iir>-S(ato (Mfy recently boiiRh* a ri«w 
ll.iyiU'M car costing $3,000 .ni<l j 
!»roiit?iit it to the border 'to Rot a I 
IokI " Th<^ fire bandit w;is ox- 
poriencv'd in the lK)Of. l<'j;L;in>^ im.si- 
ncHs t nd tliou«ht that he roiiM Ixi' 
the copi)ors, but ho was (Mnuht. hin 
r.ar seized \n(l tiio liquor roiilis-\ifcfl 
Needless? to sny, lie qnit. \\\'^ i;;»rne 
or .'It least the trinsfiott.i i i)n iiid 
of if . 



NOW IS THE TIME TO GET READY 

FOR NEXT SEASON 

Why not make it Artistic with one of our beautiful 
Curtains, Drops, Cycloramas or Settings in Velvet, Silk, 
Satin or Sateen? Attractive Styles and Brilliai|^ EfFecti. 

I»\INTKI> SM.NKKY OF \l>l. i»i:s< UirTlONS 

THE FABRIC STUDIOS, Inc. 

Suite 201, 177 No. State Street 
CHICAGO 

» Kiisy pijnienfit If dA^ir«Ml. llrop* Ami K«»ni»«H rnrriUliM on l^■lll'*U. , 



DISABMAMEin FUM 

(Continued from page 1) 
The people concerned are able to 
afford the best and, it is understood, 
offers will be made to 1). W. Qrimth 
to undertake the filming. If he could 
not see his way to do this, Maurice 
Tourneur- will be approached. The 
project carries an idealiftic as well 
as a patriotic side. 

Inextricably concerned In it are 
international figures of the first 
prominence. It is understood Lord 
Lee of Fareham, First Lord of the 
Admiralty In the liritlsh Cabinet, 
will give aid to the project. What 
lends his assistance especial sig- 
nificance is the state of International 
I>olitica with England, always ruler 
of the sea.«», anxious to forward dis- 
armament, while the Big Navy 
crowd in America oppose It and are 
keen for the heaviest kind of build- 
ing program now when the British 
Kxchequer cannot stand the com- 
petition. 

If the picture were made here and 
should comprise such battle scenes 
as are planned. It Is doubtful If 
othciala of the American Navy would 
lend asHi.slance to a project urging 
I.'x.-nf-niMg of naval expenditure 
Objection Ridiculed 

When approached, thoy said the 
kind of film proposed would expose 
the wc:ikness and ntrerm'tii of the 
navy to foreii;n»,TS. This, experts 
point out, is ridiculous. Foreign 
•idniir lUies know all about our n ivy 
just an wo know all about theirs 
Code books ire .ibout ill that em 
lie lu'i'* ff"'»T" oth'T nations, iri'l 
even t|i,.s-' ar^» .stojen Hinni-o'- vi- 
sion illy. A.-^ soon as a w;ir was '!••- 
, :,ii«m1 the lir.st. thing to Ixf 'Ion- 
wouiil It..' to l.-^sOO I tieW ( ode bo )k 
ind put to S'-;i. 

On till.' oth<r Ii itnl. wl.ilo 'li.'r<- 
woulil In; ol>;'" ' ion t.o lli<> n - 

ol ♦ !:■• I ■! it isii N 1 vy for pt '>!' i 



Tom Powell 

Suite 304 
Woodt Theatre Bldg. 



Eirt & O'Briw 

At«aey 

Suite 302 
Woodt Theatre BIdf . 



The Simon 

Acenr/ 

Suite 807 
Woodt Theatre Bldg. 



Jess Freeman 

Suite 1413 
Matonic Tempii 



Harry W. SpingoU 

Ac««cr 

Suite 405 
Woodt Theatre Bldg. 



Lew Goldberg 

Afeacj 

Suite 306 
Woodt Theatre 



Bldg. 



BiDy Jackson 

Suite 504 
Loop End Bldg. 



BeeUer & Jacobs 



Afeocy 



Suite 307 
Woodt Theatre Bldg. 



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'. > , il;, • .^ .1 il-riii t Is, Wh' I ■ H ^'t V I I. - 

ni' nl -<;'). Ills wo;:!l fivor th" W'>rk 

IS they st>" ' li<' |»rirn*.' iic'-'-s.ity of 
'c iiti;m^ down t'Xpen.^c 'I'li • I'nhl 
' I/.r '1. L>' 1 I , wuuM li- .-^p • I il^y 

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' till iiici il pr )l>i<Tn mi » bv- u-<^ 'o 

I I ■,|ij< e expenses Il's ni'Ti' il r'-i- 

iTVi'ifoi ptob.ibly IS to b.-viiin mi 

( ^ii< il |>i r)por( lorus as to leive the 

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Woods Theatre Bldg. 



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Suite 301 
Woodt Theatre Bldg. 



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Loop End Bldg. 



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Ak««<t 

Suite 504 
Loop End Bldg. 



|The above agencies^ in Chicago, booking exclusively 
with W. y. M. A., B. F. Keith (Western) and all 
[affiliated circuitt. 

YOUR NEW YORK AGENT CANNOT BOOK HERE DIRECT 



BURLESQUE 



Friday, July 8, 18gi 








IN AnACK 



First Move Wat to Sub- 
scribe $250,000 to Fight 
Unions — Sum May Be 
Augumented — Execu- 
tives Meet — Herk's An- 
nouncement Surprise 



NO UNION ANSWER 



The flr»t rsal ilKht for an open 
nhop in ilie mechanical end of theat- 
ricals seemed clinched this week, 
whiti the American BurlesQue Ckr- 
cuit Joined the open shop movement 
of the Columbia Amusement Co. 

While the burlesque producers 
and house managements are Rtand- 
ing by themselves in the attempt to 
promote an open shop into their the- 
atres and attractions, the two cir- 
cuits combined present a formidable 
array of houses and companies. Be- 
tween 70 and 80 circuit theatres east 
of Omaha and Kansas City play 
iMiriesque, while tho total number of 
shows on the two wheels equals as 
many. 

The first reported move of the 
newly organized burle.>ique produc- 
«is' association was the appropria- 
tion aM'l sul»Krription of a fund of 
$250,000 for ihc initial expenses. 
With the addition of the American 
members to tho association, that 
Hum may be considerably augment- 
ed. The Columbia Circuit is strong- 
ly entrenched financially and the 
American wheel is thoroughly sub- 
stantial in the same manner. 

The alllliatlon of the two circuits 
in the open shop plan occurred after 
i meeting this week, when J. Her- 
bert Mack, Sam Scribner and R. K. 
Hynioka conferred with I. TI. Herk, 
Ml. Herk acting as representative of 
the American wht'ol, of whicli he is 
the pre.sldent. The other tluic men 
;no tiie principal odUtrs of th(^ Co- 
lumbia Circuit. 

I'p to date the stage liands and 
niiiMJoians' unions have nmalrud 
mum on the burle.sqiie matter. They 
^•l^■c It no public attention at their 
ii II ?»t Denver convention, nor have 
liny of the sta.:?e labor leaders ex- 
p- . ?s( (1 t iitmselvea siii('<'. It wa.s re- 
|u»i:«.(i We«lin-(l.'\y thf nuisicians 
urii to liold a Cf>nfor('iiic Tlunsday 
( \ I ,t.i(l;i\ ), wli.ri tiu' burlfsqiic sit - 
iM'ioM w'MiIil 1m' iils'^n up, ( iMi( r by 
llie iiiuv;( i;ni<» al 'ii'' oi- .m|;iil; in 
.otii.ii wiilj till' -l.iuc lian.l.-" uiiitui. 
'I hr ariMouuiMil ope ii^ tiatf foi- 
tin.' Columbia wli(<l is Sept. .">. It is 
not anticipated tlie Atn<:i<aii shows 
^^ ill start their n'*,v .s» ison rarlier. 



SYRACUSE WONDERING 



No Mention of That City or Utica 
in Columbia's List 



Syracuse, July 6. 

The local Rialto found food for 
gossip this week in the fact that 
no mention of either Utlca or Syra- 
cuse has been made in connection 
with the stories and advertisements 
relating to the Columbia burlesque 
routing for the new seas'jn. Th'^ 
two cities have been enjoying a 
split week between the Rochester 
and Albany dates. With the Cayety 
at I'tica and the Has^tablr here 
playing legit, attractions the other 
half of the week, there has been 
speculation as to the effeit of tlie 
"open shop" policy of the bur- 
lesque people. 

Tho Ila.stable, it Is certain, would 
not abandon its K. «^- K. jirivih ges, 
although the Krlangcr bookings 
la.st spring had no real trial. The 
Bastable Krlangcr dates for the new 
season arc well lilkd :i1r<>itV-, it is 
rei)orted. 



JIM ANDERSON DEAD 

James P. ("Jim") Anderson, ex- 
change manager for the First Na- 
tional at Washington, dle<l suddenly 
of heart faflure in that city July 5. 
He leaves a widow but no children. 
Deceased was one of the best known 
men in the business end of the film 
industry. 



The American Burlesque Circuit 
decided to adopt the open shop 
policy following a meeting of its 
Board of Directors held In the cir- 
cuit's onices Wednesday. 

The announcement came as a dis- 
tinct surprise to thratri'^il men .s 
the American ''ircult had gone on 
record and was to remain "union." 
following the Columbia's adoption 
of the open shop policy several 
weeks ago. 

The move was belhved n'^ces.'^ary 
when the Anierican executives had 
realized the hopelessn«^ss of combat- 
ting labor demands with an Inevit- 
able reduction In admission prices 
staring them in the face for next 
sea.son. 

Mr. Herk was in favor of the con- 
servative polKy, but after waiting 
for friendly ovtrture:. from the al- 
lied unions, decided to cast hfs lot 
with the older circuit. 

The Columbia tlu;itr«s and pro- 
duci rs claim suflbient stage and 
■^rcli" s'ra employes have bfcii en- 
t,a;;(.<l tc supply bi>tli circuits ami 
wii; ^'ive all the as,-is:anc»' po-slblf 
to the Amerhan to aid it. 

These m'n will be dc*aii d to iht' 
various shows and tlKatr<s nf both 
circuits a few wtt Us b» fnrc thf sra- 
sons opt uini;. 

Sam S«rilm<r. T. II. Ibrk. Bud 
ll.\niika, .1. 1 1< il » . t .\!:i-k .in<l 
Cbailis Walt'mu Will li,,!i<l,r tb 
marii'ijr* rial » iid of tb< o; -n siu«p 
policy, will) .lanic,-; I'. ('o(»i>fr 
(Icorge (iall.mbcr. .Itliii <;. .!< rnion. 
l!arney Gerard, Arthtn* I'carson and 
Ilan-y Hastings atlcinling to th' 
executive work for tlie juoducers. 





FRANKLYN and CHARLES 

of Fianklyn. Charbs & Co.. assisted by l^rpestlnc Cam. 
TMm V, c'^k uJuly 4). hack again at the I'alace. New Tork. .fnd (bis time 

for two consecutive weeks. 



PINAL COUNT 

(Continued from page 1) 

smash to the Jaw will go down In 
llstic annals as the greatest glove 
fight in history. No such gathering, 
the crowd estimated at nearly 90,- 
000, was ever assembled for a sport- 
ing event on this side of the pond. 

The gathering of spectators made 
it the greatest contest of its kind. 
Not the fighting itself. Experts at 
the ringside were agreed on the su- 
periority of Dempsey, but there was 
little or no. space allotted the ex- 
ceptions — men who are expert re- 
porters and who have seen other 
championship bouts. At least one 
of the latter believed that Georges 
couldn't or wouldn't take it. There 
was a million francs In the bank 
for Carpentier, win or lose. To 
men who have been at the ringside 
for the great bouts preceding the 
Dempsey-Carpentier battle have 
seen Other contenders and losers 
take a beating such as the bout of 
last Saturday failed to disclose. It 
was worth three fortunes for Car- 
pentier to have been returned the 
winner. If it is really a fact that 
the Parisian couldn't withstand the 
punching of Dempsey, then it means 
all the more tribute to the "sock- 
ing" of the American heavyweight 
champ. 

The dailies made more a feature 
of the tight than they did of the 
presidential election. Star writers 
In quantity attended. libibc Ruth 
for once this season was pushed off 
the front page, though he, too, 
socked out two home runs Saturday 
afternoon. 

The answer is that the bout was 
press-agented to the nth degree. 
Si)ort writers who had declared it 
was no match when Carpentier was 
suggested as the opponent of Demp- 
s<'y 18 months ago, flopped around 
entirely with one exception and said 
that Georges had a good ehiinco to 
win. At best "gorgeous Georges" 
was a fast light heavy pitted 
against a younger .*.>ut seasoned 
"bear," a human grizzily from the 
west. 

It's patent then that the newspa- 
pers made the Dempsey-Caipentier 
match. 

Experts went from one train- 
ing camp to the other. Volumes 
of space. Most of the sporting 
writers agreed it was a foregone 
conclusion the American heavy 
would win. George Bernard Shaw 
stepped in, writing from tho fast- 
ness of his British home, to say 
It was .')0 to 1 on Georges. Th;it 
: made it perfect, adding more 
j powerful propaganda for fight in- 
j terest. 

I l*erhaps It was the Shaw opinion 

• that brought about the last minute 

' ilernar.d for tickets that i)artially 

i stemmed the panic among the spec- 

j 11 la tors. It's a better Ide.i that Mr. 

Sbnw was swayed by the mass of 

<lope piled \jp daily in the news- 

p.';pers. 

.Handling of Crowd 

The reni.ii k.ible thing about the 
l.^lit was the niaiuur of conduct 
of the crowd and the easy fashion 
in which the enormous assemblage 
was transported and seated. No 
ur.u was in a hurry eithei* going or 
coming. No one was inconveni- 

i lU t (1. 

The d. lilies sang peans of jjraisi' 
for Tex Rickard who is supposed 
to have taken the light on his own 
after C. B. Cochran, the English 
.--poris ;ind theatrical man.iger. and 
W. A. Brady, the American theatri- 
cal manager, withdrew. 

John Ringling was practically 
forgotten, curiously enough, when 
it Is considered that Ringling is one 
of the world's master showmen. 
The circus man is RIckard's backer 
and has been since the latter took 
o\er Madison S(|uaie (Jarden. Never 
has tho Ringling name even ap- 
lieared on the free lists of the (Jar- 
den boxing shows. Ho has always 
contended that he wishes to be 
without the boxing g.ime officially, 
r.ut his knowledge and foresight 
came into full flight with the re- 
alization of the great arena In Jer- 
sey city last Saturday, unless a 
brul guess is made. Ringling can- 
\.i.s men are sai«l to have been on 
the job. instructed to be or<lerl\ 
aixl with the J(i(i per <ei,f. assist- 
.n;e of the local polii'e loiTo the 
i>i^' bout was conducted as though 
1 ;shed along greased ski<lwavs. 

Rickanl, with his knowledge of 
big boxing shows, knows it is im- 
possible to put one over more often 
th*n oncp evtry.two or thyee years. 
Th« blf arena mKy be 'rWeH Yor 



ARTISTS' FORUM 

Letters to the Forum should not exceed 150 tcorda. The}/ must t* 
signed hy the writer and not duplicated for any other paper. 



Saranac Lake, N. Y., July 3. 
Editor Variety: 

In reviewing the 81»t Street in 
Variety June 10, your critic men- 
tioned Lynch and Zeller modeled an 
act on the same lines aa Moran and 

WMscr. Whoever that critic was, 
he was certainly right, for they are 
a direct copy of Moran and Wiser. 
In Variety June 24 thij copy claims 
that I, Harry Barrett, gave them 
permission to use the hats. I wish 
to state I never gave such permis- 
sion and they have chosen what 
they are using from Moran and 
Wiser. They ^Iso claim if their 
act is similar it is Just a case of 
another act that bears similarity. I 
doubt if they ever saw a hat act in 
1916 unless they saw Moran and 
Wiser. 

In regards to the "Hat Shop" 
.qcene Moran and Wiser did their 
own "Hat Shop" scene along in 
1909. 

The above statements are facts. 

Harry Barrett. 



Syracuse. July 4 
Editor Variety: ' 

In answer to Moran and Wiser 
concerning the "Hat Shop," will say 
that we will be in New York shorUy 
and will look over the former's pro- 
grams and other printed proofs ot 
their foreign use of the photo<^ 
.graphed curtain, which looks rather 
suspicious, owing to tho fact that 
they did not use the "Hat Shop" 
when uppearing at the Palace, New 
York, directly upon returning from 
Europe, and did not use one for 
three or four years while in this 
country up until the time wt put 
our ide^i of the "Hat Shop" on. 

It would be interesting to know 
where their "Hat Shop' was during 
this period. 

About openly admitting using 
their material, this is not so. It was 
stated we felt Justified in using any 
material they had if we cared to. 

As said before the "Hat Shop** 
tricks ;)elong to the Barretts, where 
Moran and Wiser got theirs from. 
Lynch and Zeller. 



other shows, but it will never again 
reach so close to capacity as last 
Saturday. Talk of a bout between 
Carpentier and Tom Gibbons or 
Dtmpsey vs. Willard is interesting 
and may come about by Labor Day, 
but there always will be plenty of 
room. 

It is computed that over 700 special 
writers and sporting scribes sat at 
the ringside. Rickard was in a 
quandary how to take care of them. 
As it turned out he wisely did take 
on the writers assigned from all 
points of the country. It was those 
men who kept up the Interest and 
kept down the odds. Little Car- 
pentier money was in sight at 1 
to three. The dallies had the odds 
down to 2^ to one on Dempsey on 
the last day, but no liberal amount 
of takers were noted. Rickard is 
known to be liberal with newspaper- 
men. He kidded them Into doing 
the major work in winning him a 
fortune. 

lieports from Jersey are to the 
effect that the Dempsey-Carpentier 
fight pictures are a huge clean-up. 
In three towns the pictures played 
to over $10,000 in one day. 

In Camden, with no billing per- 
mitted In Philadelphia just across 
the river, they did $4,800. Atlantic 
City grossed over $3,000. Newark 
opened Sunday in the heat to $1,400, 
the takings swelled to $1.7Q0 on the 
Fourth of July, and Monday the 
takings were $li,r.r>l. Tho pictures 
will be exhibited at the Liberty, 
.Icijsey City. July 18. 



ILL AND INJUBED 



Nils Granlund, the Loew publicity 
man, was able to leave the Van 
Cortlftiid Hospital this week after 
having recently undergone an oper- 
ation for appendicitis. 

William Harris left the Roosevelt 
Hospital Tuesday, where he recently 
underwent an operation on his foot, 
in which he ha<l contracted poison- 
ing from the dye in his socks. 

Fred Zwelfel left the Post-Gradu- 
ato Hospital this week, recovered 
from his recent operation. He will 
return to his "town house" — the 
Woodstock Hotel. 

Frank Kamplaln (Kamplain and 
'Bell was cut up about the face in 
an auto accident at New Rochelle, 
N. Y.. last week. Several other men 
and Kamplaln's son. who were In 
the car, escaped without serious in- 
jury. 

El tie Fay has been confined to 
the home of a friend for several 
(lays with an Infected foot, which 
has been diagnosed by I.er physi- 
cian as blood poisoning. Although 
confined almost entirely to her bed. 
Miss Fay is on the way to recov- 
ery, and is expected to be up and 
.about again within a week. 

A sprained ankle has confined 
Kathleen Barry, the stock leading 
woman, to her home for several 
days. 

Hector Klingc, of the box oflics 
sl.if: at the Gec.rgc M. Cohan the- 
atre, was operated on for append!* 
e:»s .It St. Elizabeth's hospltaV 
New Voik, Monday. 



MARRIAGE 

W.incl.i Tirind«lll to Lnigi Ciuei. 
divorced husband of .Mme. Amclita 
Galll-Curcl. July 2. 

Fred Stelner and Vivian Sleight, 
in Detroit, June 7. The couple com- 
pose the Steiner Duo, gymnasts, in 
vaudeville. 

MisH Bobby Adams to S. Madison 
Conn, non-professional, of Brook- 
lyn, N. Y., July 3. Mrs. Conn Is of 
Adams and Barnet, in vaudeville. 
The announcement states the act 
will continue. 

J. .J. Newman, man.tger of the 
T>roadway Thi.itre Ticket Co. of- 
fice, to May Finklestein, treasurer 
of the agency. July 6 in New York. 
The reremony was i>erformed at 
1 'elnioairii'.M. 



ENGAGEMENTS 

Gladvs Turner for Whites 'Scan- 
dals.- 

Waltir Percival and his wife, 
Renee Xoel. have signed with the 
Sargeant Aborn Chicago company 
of -The I^roken Wing." which will 
open in September in Chicago. 



BIRTHS 



Mr. and Mrs. Ben Beyer at their 
home. sr,5 South ISth street, New- 
ark. N. J.. July 2, daughter, their 
third child. The Beyers' second 
child was boin nine year;^ ago. Mr 
Beyer is an international vaudc- 
vlllian. His wife, Augusta Beyer 
formerly appeared with him. 

Mr. and Mrs. I'eter Buch. at the 
Cioiise Irving Hosi)ltal, Syracuse. 
X. Y., July 4. daughter. The f.ither 
Is of the Buch Bros., and the mother 
Is professionall.v known as Res.ii-ta. 

Bedini Show at Far Rockaway 

••Pt« U-.i-Boo," Jean lUdini's Co- | 
lunibi.i Wheel attraction, wliieb ' 
< losed its summer run al the Co- 
lumbia. N. Y., two weiks ago, will 
oi>en Jit the Strand, Far Rockawav. 
July 14. 

The SIrand, formerly a vaudeville 
house, will shelve its present policy 
of lectures for the Bedini dates. 




MARY HAYNES 

l'i.l;ce. N. Y.. ne.vt week (July iD- 

I^'ist week at Alhanibra. N- "J"' 
JACK r.t/V said: "1 )ivi.le.l the *P- 
plaiise gravy. Worked f i-ilv anj* 
with perfect v;iu<leville .'^lo i .it'> '^"^ 
Piising at the end with •• bm'h nno 
nu'lodjous v-oprano." 

At Riverside, N. Y, V^'^^^^fi' 

Con. s.aid: " de.ined up »" JjJJ 

nfxt to simt sf»ot. A sitr • i" of t^ ' 
first witef. Her ebar.i.t. i i/.itlons-- 
are el:,-,si.-s . . . lvr;<- ;ina <y> 
livery an unlwatable eoinli. nation- 



mimmmmmm 




Friday. July 8. 1921 



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VOL. I.XIII. 



120 



No. 7 



The Hotel Shelburne, Br:Khton 
Beach, put on its new revue Wed- 
nesday niKht. The reataurant of 
the hotel had not been doing much 
business, especially after Sophie 
Tucker left, but MIsa Tucker didn't 
do much either. Thais why she 
left there, to go to Atlantic City. It 
might be imagined the Shelburne 
would welcome business when it 
had no show, but business appar- 
ently meant nothing Monday 
night to the staff of caplainn and 
headwaiters. The big restaurant 
floor looked as though It were 
starving to death. Maybe six tables 
were occupied around 11 o'clock. A 
party of five people walked In to 
have supper. One of the men had 
a Palm Heach suit on. with the col- 
lar of his negligee shirt turned In. 
One of the taptain»« Informed him 
he could not .sit at a table without 
a collar on. The remainder of the 
party mu.^^t have looked respectable 
to the captain, as he H;\id nothing 
about the r dressing. At that time 
it was around SU with the humidity 
so thick those waiters should have 
been tickled to death to see anyone 
come in, even with bathing suits 
on. The coUarless fellow ai^ked the 
captain If Louis l-'ischer was there. 
Mr. Fischer wasn't, so the captain 
summoned a headwaiter. The 
headwailer looked over the crowd 
and seemed to hesitate, lie a.sked 
the collarless fellow if he couldn't 
buy a collar somewhere. The col- 
larless had his collar in his pocket 
but refused to produce it. also re- 
fused to allow the headwaiter to 
act as his dressing censor. The 
headwaiter suggested the party sit 
In the rear of the balcony extension 
at the iMick of the restaurant. The 
fellow without a collar asked the 
headwaiter if he could turn out a 
party of five on account of a collar 
In a notoriously bad season for all 
restaurants. The headwaiter said 
that was the rule. It's almost a 
crime that some restaurants must 
be the victim of their own waiters. 
This is merely mentioned as an ex- 
ample of what plghcade^lness can 
do, when a waiter will lose a check 
of $26 or more under a foolish pre- 
text of obeying a rule that was 
probably promulgated for the bene- 
fit of beer drinking hoofers. No 
offer to stake the waiters was made, 
the party walking out with their 
full sympathy for Fischer, who runs 
his restaurant to make patrons and 
money but can't be all over the 
works all the time. 



The Claridge grill. New York, will 
'close after Saturday for July and 
August, and for the remainder of 
the summer the restaurant patrons 
will be accommodated in the up- 
stairs dining room. This Is the first 
time the grill has been closed, the 
upstairs room being closed during a 
"strike of the waiters some years ago. 



The Palais Royal, on Broadway, 
will remain open all summer. It is 
the first time the restaurant will 
have had an uninterrupted year. 
Another of the Royals in which 
Paul 8alvln, Gil Doag and Jimmy 
Thompson are Interested, will be 
the Club Royal, to open in ihe early 
fall with Murray Paul, society man, 
among its sponsors. The Club 
Royal will be on Fifth avenue,, near 
62d street. With the Pavilion Royal 
on the Merrick road, the Salvln- 
Boag-Thomp.son combinuUon will 
have three "Royal" restaurants. 
each of tho ultra class. 
. Paul Salvin has left all busi- 
ness cares and will shortly re- 
tire from active work, though re- 
taining all of his present intereats. 
Mr. Salvln's health for the past 
couple of years has been irregular, 
frequently requiring him to leave 
New York for a rest. HIk retire- 
ment Is for the object of .seeking 
full recovery. 



The summer visitors t'^ ll)c St. 
Liiwrcncc Ui\or. on Hk .\m< rii ;in 
.*<i<lc, AW litiiif^ ;i.-l\«'tl ni(ii< foi" Ii<in<ir 
• •rouulu ovir from (.\in:Kl.i (li.m Ww 
•Hiimc Miiiff ni.'iy l>(> purcJiiisHd foi in 
New YorU. Th;»l is thi- \v;i> of tlic 
njitlvc.H in iltiit .vfciion. Ijiit ii'.s not 
Rt'tlim: '\\>u\ ;iri\ tiling lit tlu' Iniuor 
Halr.s As !)i-li ms %\K\ is asked for 
Sol-. «: iij. l;.i(. $80 a (a.se for :-;i:i 



BURLESQUE AND THE OPEN SHOP 

The managerial and mechanical attention of the show business must bi' 
focused on the announced intention of the Columbia Circuit producers 
and theatre owners to install an open shop back stage and in the 
orchestra pit next season. It is a battle by the burlesque men that everj 
other division Of theatricals has threatened for years without forcing 
the lnt«»'\t tn osw-^a^uo^sa^ho Columbia people seem .'xtbe Jpln«. 

Thif week the Columbia Circuit contingent was joined by the Amer- 
ican Burlesque Circuit, the amilated and small scaled similar chain, that 
has almost as many shows and houses as its older contemporary. It 
gives the burlesque managerial aide a stronger line up than was con- 
templated by the Columbia, alone, when it first decided that as a matter 
of precaution in a business way, it would be necesauiy to set its own 
scale for stage crews and musicians, without waiting for the reapective 
unions of those two departments to do it for them. 



Peculiarly no other theatrical branch appears to be concerned In this 
forthcoming battle of manager and labor, other than as an Intensely 
interested ob.servcr. It has been made a big point by all managers in 
the past, the demands of the unions whose members they employ. The 
denfiands as a rule have been met with compromising counter offers that 
invariably in the past led to an amicable adjustment. 



TKe burlesque people, however; without waiting for oHlclal demands 
from the unions, announced they would have their shows and theatres 
open shops. Burlesque for the final four months of last season felt 
the boxotllce slump more acutely than the remainder of the profession. 
They got it first and hardest. The burlesque leaders don't know what Is 
in store for them next season. They can't, and no one else can foresee the 
future, but they, with others, believe that the opening of the new season 
will be comparable to the closing of the old, meaning low grosses, large 
losses with consequent admission reduction, and the burlesque men 
concluded to fortify themselves, firstly against what they deem would 
be an excessive wage scale under the conditions and, secondly, to be the 
only dictator of their business. 



It's questionable which th^ burlesque men consider the most impor- 
tant, the money or independence. Producers have loudly complained in 
the pas.t of the exactions of the unions, especially toward the "yellow 
ticket" plan of the stage crews' union, which compelled a producer to 
carry the name number of men back stage into all theatres, with the 
producer allowed no discretion as to how many he should employ, once 
he engaged the maximum number of men he needed for the larger houses. 
To better pet that forth, it might be stated that a burlesque shoiy com- 
ing into the Columbia. New York, where all attention to every detail 
would be given, had to, in accordance with the rules of the union, carry 
the same crew thereafter, even to a town like Scranton where perhaps 
one-half the crew might not be required, for If engaging extra men', 
really unnecessary and but temporarily put on at the Columbia to 
accelerate the running cf the performance, they would have to stay with 
ihe attraction for the remainder of the season. Other matters back 
.stage that the union assumed command of have irritated the traveling 
burlesque managers, also local house managers. 



The musicians' union often went as far as it could with burlesque. It 
compiled rul u for burlesque house.s gauged upon the admission scale of 
the theatre with increases ordered preemptorily and summarily, accord- 
ing to the Increase of any part of the scale at any time, without any re- 
gard for what other added expense the theatre might have been under 
that obliged an Increase. 



The stage hands and musicians' unions arc linked with the American 
Federation of Labor. Their aflMlations extend to nearly every move- 
ment that calls for labor (n the transportation of an attraction. Besides, 
the burlesque shows play In many cities where It might be calculated 
the percentage of union men in the town Is high. The unions so far 
have been silent, as Is their custom. There Is nothing possibly officially 
before them of this proposed move by the burlesque managements. But 
the unions will not be Inactive. They quickly realize that If the bur- 
lesque people standing alone can survive under the open shop, all the 
remainder of the show business will naturally follow that lead. If the 
unions invoke the "boycott" for local throttling of the boxofflce, it will 
be well worth watching, for the views on this particular point, and it is 
important, are as many as they are, varied. The union men,' like other 
unionists In other lines, say they have merely asked for increases as the 
cost of living advanced and the price of theatre tickets went up. 



Still, the curious part of this crusade for the open shop Is that bur- 
lesque, alone, unattached, unafraid and unheralded at first, exc«.?tlng by 
this paper, should have gone to the issue of the closed shop, without 
asking, seeking or apparently caring whether It had the support of the 
other managerial organizations similarly concerned or not. Now with 
tho burlesque associations thoroughly organized, articles have been sent 
out by their publicity department on the open shop problem they are 
going to tackle, and these articles have been copiously copied by the 
most Influential dailies of the country. 



It would be quite a readable Interview If Charlie Bird, away out there 
In Lk)S Angeles and away from the speaking stage, would express his 
opinion on what he thinks of this situation; of burlesque going it alone 
and the rest holding out to see which way she's going to Jump, for Charlie 
Bird, also a managerial repre.«;entatlve, knows more about theatre unions 
than any other one single man outside of the unions, but Bird probably 
doesn't know as much aa the burlesque people will find out, for it's go- 
ing to be a battle, and if they go through on both sides, a bear of a bat- 
tle. 



CALLING THE ROLL 



In the recent American Federation of T..abor Convention tho r<»li of 
union organizations was called, alphabetically, for the ballot on the 
presidency. It ran as followH: 

Actors 

Barbers. 

Bricklayer.s. 

Butchers. 

Iiuttonhole-Makei-s. 

The rest need not be li.st'^d. It ran f ? "•" '"•Tpontcrs (o waiters. 



"Politics" again may claim the dubious credit for having made strange 
bedfellows. Actors may claim the di.stinctlon for "toi)ping tho bill" or 
gnash their teeth over the i^'nominy of "opening (be .show" — whichever 
view they choose to take of their load-off po.sition in the batting order 
of the nation's horny-han«b«<l tollers. 



and $90 for Cun:i(li;in Club (rye). 
The price scales howrvcr. according 
to the buyer. Scotch, lor instance. 
can be hi»d for fT.'i or icso if thr 
prospective pm( has< r holds out. 

Tod Sloan has a cafe at ()( i ;iri 
I'ark, I.os Anpclcs. He ba.s taken 
over the form'T r.icaUcrH Cafr ard 
is operatini? it un<br hi.s o\\ fi ii.nuf. 
Tod plans to coeMlufi the cal<' dur- 
ing the .suninwr moiubs trul dmiiK: 
the racliiK s»a'-on at Tia hrma uill 
mnUr his br- ,il((uart»r.- in ."^a n 
Diego. 



At the opening of the new ",^bip" 
at \'ciiite Some one managed to slip 
over a nifty in the wet goods lino. 
\Vli» n tlie ripar ^'Irl came aroun»l .«?ho 
ofTcretl a tip'ci il brand of c';;.ar8 at 
J! a tbrow. Tboy were prop smokes 
wiMi ori" r nrl r<soml)lin;^ tobarro 
ish. TIki' w.'is tho cork, and wb< n 
j I • i'( d rcM'alod H ;^'lass conlairn-r 
Mi'i! be!;! r)ii< ..i--;.; nf hooob. 



The M;inhattan r«'-taMranf. C'in- 
cirmnli, pHtroni/.«(J by profcs.Mion- 
• il.s, has ''loKf d Tiie Hpaoc hap b'-on 
i.»kon over l)y i ( b»tbing store 



TOMMY'S TATTLES 

By THOMAS J. GRAY 



Now that the Dempso.y-Carpci.dor flgbt is ovt-r - t ciimio itrs that 
as a reason for tho tloprcsiiion In Hhow buHin«.-.s. 



No matter how far >)u go back in history- you will n. vit firid ;im rM - 
lime battle that was staged any better than the one lietutiti th« 
American Champion and the Frog. 

The Amerhan Tlnatro. If tbe hi»;hbio\vM do not object, could tike 
a few lessons from tbe Torbt. I.rssons in bow to .seat peofde wiiboiit 

confusion — while a gnat drama is on. 

i 

George Bernard Shaw proved just what a great playwright he was by 
picking the loser of tbe big show. Thf only mi.stake he made was to 
pick the loser for the winner. 

Fight Notes. 

Louis Mann brought his collar in very early. An Illustrated sonif 
singer thought it was a picture sheet and tried to throw his slides on It. 

Mose Gumble arrived early and spent four hours trying to think up 
a Remick song title that might tit the situation. 

SIzty-flve movie stars had ringside seats and only one was men- 
tioned by the various light reporters. 

It is said that sixty-four Press Agents are looking for new Jobs. Movie 
work preferred. 

Fred Fischer took nine bows after the band played several pieces 
composed by the old master. Fred said that ho had ' li.xed them up 
lately." 

David Belasco had all his stars at the ringside. It was a pretty pic- 
ture and proved that even a flght notice Is not to be sneezed at. 

Al Jolson appeared at tho ringside without his makeup. This was 
probably done to fool the. fellows who are imitating him. 

Statistics on the Big Battle. 

6,542 actors had their picture taken with the winner. 

22,963 actresses had photographers on their dressers of the loser. 

795 acrobats bet on Carpentier. 

46.307 "war song singers" had their money on Denipsey. 

The "war song singers" always did have the best of iL 

91,000 people saw the bout. 89.000 of them wer« "ahot" by the Newe 
Weeklies. , 

79.985 of them will be disappointed. ^ 

Some people went to the fight on boats— the others were happy. 

Nothing can make the wnrm days of summer feel cool like a route for 
next season. 

Next season will be the— or- that show business has ever knowiL 
rill it In yourself. 

It's always a goptl seaHi)n for the fellow who Is working. 



INSIDE STUFF 



ON LEGIT 



Flo Zlegfeld is serving Ice cream, cake and lemonade to the "Sully" 
cast these hot nights between the acts. Zlegfeld will also hold a special 
perfomiance of the "FolMes" some afternoon in the near future for the 
benefit of the "Sally" company, and vice versa. 



A producer casting for a musi-al show was confronted recently by a 
chorus girl apidiant whf>m he was forced to inform there was nothing 
doing as the ( hoi u.s had been engagod. With this information the girl 
drew from hep wrap a contribution box and «.skrd the manager to donate 
some money. Wh( n asked wh.U nociety she was collecting for tbe girl 
replied that .^Iw was not < ollcct int,' for any sovloty but merely for a group 
of unemployed. 

With the passing of. the site of the old Union Square theatre at pub- 
lic auction, goes the last of the hangouts that marked tli«? 
growth of tho theatie in New York I'nder various regimes tho .--ito, 
including the sidewalk, spanning tho roach from the Broadway < orner 
of 14th street to the Kourth avontio corn»'r, hns beon tbe play and battle- 
Eroiind of more ntago history thj^n any other singly ana of Us s ze 
in tli< country. Along tb^ curb of thin so- t ion of tho Square liavo Klood, 
in tlmo.s past, all th- nolabi< h tbat gft to niako tho caily Ijistrionic annals 
of America. 

For one thing the sldcw.^k In front of the old Inion S<|unro Hot.. I 
was tho country's lir.st booking ofllce, managers from all over the ^'ojn- 
try, at some time or another, seeking It for conference with men who 
had attractions to route. The sidewalk office antedated the first legiti- 
mate booking coruern run by Harry Taylor, later sold out to K. /t i:., 
this before tho age of desks In the common loft Taylor maintained! 
When Bob Butler Marled his theatre at this nothern front lop folli.M 
thought the uptown limit of CJotham's theatrod(>m had boin roa^bod. 
True, houses were even then as far uptown as Woods Musoiim at r^'ili 
street and Broadway, and tho I'ark farther north, but t t m ^; v.. to 
regarded as outside the pale of possible favor ever. 

To list the men who did business on the old corner is to rnak.* a 
theatrical blue book of the theatre ju.it before an<l after th" Cl^il War. 
There were wont to foregather In the good old days all of the old 
timers, not alone for business, but for social (onvor.-o. The walk 
was both an oillce and a club, and those who sharrd in Its genial at- 
mosphere say nothing like tho cordial foeling timong (h*- fraternity 
exists today. Kdward Harrlgan and Tony Hart (bnptlzod Cannon), 
James A. Ilerno, M. B. I.,eavltf. Jake Spies, A. M. Palmor. John b! 
Stetson, 'Doc" Lothrop. Tony I'.i-for. .Ned Cllmorc, Hlk Carrol, father 
of the present BIchard, Jr.. lUd. IJutler, Helahonty and H.-ngler. Dan 
I'Jmmctt, Dan Bryant, Denman Thompson. Jon<'ph Murph>, .lonfph Jef- 
ferson, J. K. I':rnm<tt. John r.roiik'liam. Dion Boudoault, and oven our 
still poronnial Marn<y ra^,'an u. lo among thoHP prosont on fair after- 
noons those days. 

Beported as an Jnllijoii. <• to flu- .-^iKning of the film «onM.»rsbi|> bill by 
Governor Miller was the prevalun-e on the 8tag«H of Main Street and 
its arteries last season of more plays with salacious plots, risque sit- 
uation and bold sex expression than has been tho lot of tile city ^in(•e 
it came to tho fore as the great. st stage market In the world. A close 
associate of mon in, ofTlce in Washington and Albany reports that both 
the national administration, as well as tho gubernatorial oxe( utives. wire 
.'^hookfd at tho freedom ponniltcd in the dialog, situations find a'ting 
of what wa'^ aeeonnted «0 pop or-nt of tlw plays offeie.i boivnt-r AnuMist 
1 and May .tO last. One executive of high pla« c made tb«- private Ktafe- 
ment upon his return to Wasbln^'fon. .ift.,- ;, month sj.mt in theatre- 
i^olng In the motropollH. that, but four oj the pioduetijns bo bad wit- 
ne.sMed. v/ero wholesome enough In theme and acting to win his moral 
ronv/nt. to lot Ills famll>- of growing sons and d.iUKhtopH wltne»s them. 
It was pointed out to Governor Mllb'r by tho pror>unentH for the censor- 
.^hlp bill that, if the film measure became a law. tbe act ItJ^elf would 
automatically .•^crve as a deterrent to producers of salacity on the 
regular stage, since such plays could not thon get movie men's money 
later for ncreon use, a condition that would force the producers of play 
to turn to wholesome subjects. 



10 



LEGITIMATE 



Friday, July 8, 1881 



— — — • 



GEO. M. COHAN CASHED IF- 
ONLY IHE O'BRIEN GIRL" LEFT 



New York Office Deserted— Called Off 16 Shows 
for Next Season — ^"Mary" Netted Producer 
Over $1,000,000 



The ofFlc ial aiinouncfrnt nt of the 
OiHSOliiti(»n cf iiarf ntrship between 
(JoDTKC M. Cofi.'tn and Sam llarrin 
up|.«are<l Jiiiy 2, I'JL'U. Kxactly one 
year lattr (last Saturday), Mr, 
Cohan hart viriunlly "waHhed up" 
hiu i>roduciii>^' orKanlz.ition. During' 
the year he handled 16 different at- 
•tractlons and tho only piec^ of the- 
atrical property remaining Is "The 
O'Brien Girl,*' making a uummer 
run in Boston. The cast of the lat- 
ter piece hold play or pay contracts 
for the run of the piece. It Is not 
eortain the play will be brought to 
Kroadway. Mr. Cohan Informed the 
players Just week to state their 
petition. Since the chorus holds 
but regulation contracts, that part 
of the show may come within the 
"Kquity Shop" ban and Cohan will 
withdraw "The O'Brien Girl" next 
month if that is proven so. If the 
•choristers fog the situation, the 
players will be put in the position of 
being forced to withdraw. The 
show Is regarded as a million dollar 
attraction and four companies were 
to have been sent on tour. "The 
O'Brien Girl" grossed $19,000 last 
week In face of the heat. 

Of the 10 shows under Cohan's 
diection, 12 were produced by him, 
the remaining four having been 
Jointly produced by Cohan & Har- 
ris, but given over to Cohan's con- 
trol at the time of dissolution. 
' They were "MI.ss Nelly o* New Or- 
leans," "The Royal Vagabond" and 
two companies of "The Acquittal." 
All were closed before the Equity 
Shop matter intruded*.,^^^ ^ 

Of the 10 stric^>^QCo^»^ pieces 
but two were failures. They were 
"GoniuH and the Crowd" an^l "Nem- 
esis," One piecfi failed to reach 
New York, it being "Love and 
I.earn,'' but is conKidered a good 
jiirre of property with slight 
changes. 

"Mary" wa.s the Cohan sm.iwh. 
The New Ytirk company played to 
a gross of 1 1.600,000 on the sea.son. 
The Eastern "Mary" grossed $500,- 
000 in 28 weekp. Tiie pro<luction 
was han<lled so skillfully the No. 2 
fIujw which opent d on the road be- 
t<jro the pif'ce came to N<'w York. 
iWayed to $17,000 for Jt.s %.^t week, 
putting the show on vel.' t by the 
time the first S.ilutday an ivrd. 
There were fiv*.' eompaiiie.s of 
"Mary.'* One wa.v removed for ca.st 
differenees and nierged info the 
Boston company. It is luMiev.Ml 
"Mary" turned in a profit <>f well 
ov( r $1,000,000. 

"The Tavirn/' of which tlicrr 
wi'io two cotnf)anics. waa suc(<'ss- 
fully manoeuvred for a season on 
Jiroadway and a good run in Chi- 
cago. I"'or its peat dat* in New 
Yoik, Mr. Colian went •'> the east. 
De.'^pite many attractions handled 
he found time to a|)i)(ar p« . .-ou.'illy 
in two plays, the other "'i'l' •fi- 

rst Man in the World," which was 
among the top money getters on 
Broadvay during the entire time 
Cohan remained in the cust. 

The Increased production pro- 
gram for next season, which was 
discarded when Mr. Cohan decided 
the clot -id shop principle In the the- 
atre was n menace, Included the 
production of another 16 attractions. 
Th- y included a revived Cohan 
revue dated for January. 

The Cohan offices on West 45th 
street will be deserted in a few 
days and the building will probably 
be 8ub-lea.«~ed. Mr. Cohan admitted 
this week he was considering the 
purtha-ie of a big league baseball 
L-lub. J I*. deTiie<l an^y desire to take 
over tithcr of the clubs in Boston, 
where the story originally leaked 
out. He said the n.ame of the team 
he has in mind could not be dis- 
closed since the deal was being 
made through a third party. If the 
deal is con.summated it will not be- 
come effective until next season. 

The dailies continue to feature 
the Cohan withdrawal from the- 
atricals. Special Btr)ries were car- 
ried in several Boston papers Hun- 
day In the nature of interviews. 
Mr. Cohan stated he first got the 
idea of owning a baseball team 
^hcn he started playing tho game 
on the Boston Common 30 years 
ago. He credited the city with hav- 
ing done much for him nnd having 
been the birthplace of his parents 
aod wiX^ 



"DUMBELLS" NEW SHOW 



Canadian Soldier Organization Lay- 

ing Off for Summer — Reopening 

in Boftton 



The 'T)umbells" will lay off after 
Saturday for the first time In over 
a year and a half their show, 
"Birr, Bing, Bang!" closing at the 
Amb<issador with a nine-week run 
on Broadway. The Canadian ex-- 
soldier entertainment organization 
will stage a new revue for next sea- 
son, rehenrsals st.lrting during 
August in Boston, where the "Dum-* 
bells" will reopen. 

Nine members of the company 
are sailing for Scotland next week 
to renew fricndship.s made during 
the war. Other "Dumbells" are to 
spend their vacations In resorts 
close to New York. The men have 
decided on making their organiza- 
tion a permanent one. and they will 
start the new season w 11 secured 
financially through their own treas- 
ury. • 

Starting In the fall the "Divn- 
bells" show will take up an inter- 
locking route, with the time in both 
American and Canadian territory. 



MUSICAL COMEDIES' 



To fie Revived by Comstock and 
Qest Next Season at Princeat 



After a lapse of several seasons 
the Princess will again hou.se the 
intimate type of musical comedy 
which became an established stylo 
of production. F. Ray Comstock 
and Morris Gest, who inaugurated 
that type of show, "will produce tho 
new Princess musical piece next 
season, waiting until the fall sea- 
son is well advanced, however. 
October is the cArliest opening date 
according to present plans. 

It is expected that the Dolly 

Sisters, who are under contract 

with the producer. s, will riturn from 

London about the ftrst of the year 

and will appear in a Prlnce.'-^s piece. 



CAI. OPERA CO. AT MASON 

Lo.*^ Ar»j,'ekK, July 6. 
The California Opera Company 
returned to the Mason Monday for 
four we<,!ss. The o]»ening bill is 
"The Fortune Teller,' next week 
"Dorotliy" aiul the third week "The 
Firefly." The latter was presented 
heie by the organization ft>r their 
second \ve<k. The final week of 

(he four Will liavc "Carmen." 

A schedule of special summer 
prices with $1.50 top has been 
placed in efl« ct for the engagement. 
The company recently played a 
week at San Diego and a tour of the 
coast is j)lanned for the fall. Wm. 
Stewart is still directing the or- 
ganization, while Charles Baker is 
handling the business affairs. 

"The Kangaroos," by Victor 
Mapes, was withdrawn from the 
Egan Little theatre Saturd.ay after 
two weeks. The piece attracted 
fairly good business and after the 
opening performance changes were 
made that improved the playing of 
the offering. 



MOTHER vs. DAUGHTER 

Ethel Hallor Summoned to Court 
on Parent's Charges 



T:!h:%»UR!!or, an 18 -year-old for- 
mer "Follies" girl, was summoned 
to appear In the Essex Market cou-t 

by M<agl8trate Silberman, on the 
charge of being disorderly made by 
her mother. The case was on for 
hearing Wednesday. 

According to Emanuel Morgan- 
lander, of the Harry Sak.s lleck- 
helmer office, who is representing 
the mother, the latter desires the 
girl to return to her home on West 
145th street, alleging Miss Hallor is 
living at 7 Fifth avenue, with no 
visible means of support, that she 
has been drinking liquor and that 
she Is associating without Judg- 
ment. 

It appears Miss Hallor left her 
honie about five weeks ago, and has 
been living at the Fifth avenue ad- 
dress, where Arthur T. Eagan, his 
mother and wife, also reside. The 
bouse Is an apartment hotel con- 
ducted, by the Eagans. 
. Miss Hallor denied she was doing 
anything improper, saying her 
mother had told her to leave home 
and not return. She also claimed 
to have aided in the support of her 
mother ever since the age of 12, 
when she appeared in "School 
Days." She also declares the Fifth 
avenue house to be above criticism. 
She also said she loved her mother 
but was able to take care of her- 
self. One of the daughter's friends 
whom the mother took exception to 
is Dr. Felice de Espaganato, said to 
be a South American. 

Edith Hallor, another daughter, 
was married to L. Lawrence Weber 
three years ago, but divorced him 
recently and last month v;n3 mar- 
ried on the coast to Jack Dillon, a 
picture director. 

The father of the Hallor girls Is a 
Washington policeman. He Is re- 
ported to side with his daughter. 

The hearing before Magistrate 
Cobb Wednesday counted for 
the daughter who was there in 
tears. The mother was late In 
making her appearance and the case 
was dismis.sed. The mother was 
advised to take up the matter with 
the Woman's Court. The mother's 
attorneys stated Mrs. Hallor would 
proceed along those lines. 



MUSiCIANS BROUGHT FROM PHM 
OVER HEADS OF LOCALJJNIQIL 



Merger of Two Sjmq^honies Resulted in 7S Playeri^ 
-Lbsing Their Berths — Prominent Stadium Con-^ 
cert Backers Defy Union 



A PRIMA'S ANGER' 

Helen Arden Causes Arrests of 
Flecks — Latter Are Discharged 



Buffalo, N. Y., July 6. 

Donald F. and Harry D. Fleck,, 
opera Impresarios of New York and. 
Boston, were arrested here Tuesday 
on complaint of Hazel Eden, a so- 
prano, known professionally as 
Helen Arden, charge^! with having 
given her a bad check. 

The Flecks, who are In town ar- 
ranging a series of summer con- 
certs at Erie Beach, ran Into Miss 
Eden, who has been filling an en- 
gagement at Shea's Hippodrome. 
Then the rumpus started. 

It appears the Flecks have oflRcesr 
In the Metropolitan Opera House In 
New York. Last winter, Mi.ss Eden 
was engaged by th:jm for leads In 
an opera company which opened 
and closed In Busluii. Mis.s Eden 
claimed to be a Boston girl which 
was figured as a publicity asset. 

To the disgust of the impre- 
sarios, however, their prima-donna 
Insisted on singing in English while 
the rest of the company could only 
warble In Italian. After frequent 
arguments, the singer refused to go 
on in the middle of a» performance 
unless her salary was paid. A 
check for $400 was given her, but 
payment was stopped on the ground 
the singer's insistance on English 
vocalizing had breached her con- 
tract. 

When Miss Eden beheld her erst- 
\ bile managers on the street, she 
ran for the nearest tratflc policeman 
and demanded their arrest. The 
Flecks were led off to the Pearl 
street station protesting. 



PEOPLE IN "TANGERINE" 

Carle Carlton's latest presenta- 
tion, entitled "Tangerine," starring 
Julia Sanderson and featuring: John 
E. Hazzard and Trank Crumit, went 
into rebear.sal last veek. The book 
is credited to PhiMp Bartholomae, 
Lawrence Langncr and Guy Bolton 
and music by Carlo Sanders, with 
Howard Johnson a^ the lyric 
writer. 

The east includes Jconette Mcth- 
vcn, Hecky Cauble, Billy Uhodes, 
c:iadys Wilson, Kay Deriivigny, 
Wayne Nunn, Ernest Gay, Joseph 
Herbert, Jr., will", the octet consist- 
ing of lluth Collins, Helen Frances, 
Hazel Wright, Victoria Miles, Mary 
Collins, Nerene Swinlon, Loretta 
Fallon an«l Virginia McDonald, and 
the California Four doing a spe- 
cialty. 

It will play a "break in" week at 
Asbury Park, commencing Aug. 1, 
and make Its Initial appearance en 
Broadway, at the Casino. Auji. 9. 





FRANCIS X. 



BEVERLY 



BUSHMAN and BAYNE 

in "POOR RICH MAN" 

Resting up this week (July 4), at Atlantic City after playing continuously 
on the Keith Circuit since January 16 without missing a day. A good 
box oince attraction In all kinds of weather. 

Week of July 25th, Majestic Theatre, Chicago. 



MRS. MOROSCO SURPRISED 

Informed by Wire Husband Started 
Divorce Action in Detroit 



Los Angeles, July 6. 
Mrs. Oliver Morosco Mitchell, 

wife of the theatrical producer, who 
lives here, was very n.uch surprised 
by (he action taken by her husband 
to secure a divorce In Detroit. She 
stated that she had not received a 
copy of the papers in the case, but 
that she had been informed by wire 
that the action ha 1 been started, 
and that she intended to contest it. 
Mrs. Morosco started proceedings 
here about a year ago a<?ainst her 
husband, and named Selma Paley, 
stating in open court her husband 
was unduly friendly with the act- 
ress, who was a member of the Mor- 
osco forces. Before the trial was 
concluded, however, Mrs. Morosco 
announced she and her husband had 
effected a property settlement :md 
the suit was withdrawn. 



"SNAPSHO TS" N OTICE UP 

Nora Bayes Leaving Show This 
Week — Leaving for Europo 



Nora Bayes will leave "Snap- 
shots" at the Selwyn Saturday, 
having finished out a six-week 
guarantee with the piece. It is her 
intention to sail for Europe In 
about two weeks. A substitute has 
not been selected for the Bayes role 
which may be divided up among the 
other members of the cast. 

"Snapshots" will continue after 
this week on a week to week ar- 
rangement, notice having been 
posted, which will be renewed as 
long as the takings at the box olTice 
warrant keeping the shc/w in. 



JOSEPHINE COHAN 

A re«iuiem mass, fifth annivc i .*<.'iry 
in memory of Josephine Cohan - 
N'iblo, will be celebrated at the 
Church of the P.lcssed Sacrament, 
Broadway and 71st street, Tuesday 
morning (July 12) at 10 o'clock. 

FticDda of tho family are Invited. 



BALLET ASS'N FORMED 

Los Angeles, July 6. 

An organization to be known ns 
tho American Ballet As.soolation 
was formed here last week. Its aim 
will be to further the intere.«'t."^ of 
ballet dancers, and while it will be 
a local urKaui/ation for a time, it Ih 
planned to later expand. 

The position of advisor to the 
associalif)n will be filled by Ernest 
Delchcr, Los Angeles ballet teacher. 

It Is planned to stage the first 
dance production at a local theatre 
within the next ,iix months. 



This season's symphony concert n- 
at the Stadium of the College of the 
City of New York, starting Thurs- 
day, will be given with 75 musicians 
brought here principally from Phila* 
delphla. Though not announced^ 
the men are of the Philadelphia, 
fiymphony. It Is the first time in 
years musicians have been imported 
into New York over the head of the 
unioai 

The dlBaffectlon of the local union 
dates from early last season, when 
the National Symphony orchestra 
was merged with the New York 
Symphony, the backer refusing to 
comply with the union's rulings on 
extra charges. Including the in* 
creases for rehearsals. The merg- 
ing of the two symphonies resulted 
in about 75 musicians losing berths. 

Some ' of the Stadium's summer 
musical financial backers are said 
to have been Interested in the af* 
fairs of the former National Sym- 
phony and the union Is reported 
making demands In retaliation at 
the Stadium. The backers again 
refused to entertain the demands 
of the union and forthwith signed 
the I'hiladelphiahs. 

Announcement was made Tues- 
day that the Musicians' Mutual 
Protective Union Local No. 310 
(New York), and the biggest in the 
American Federation of Musicians, 
had notified its members not to en- 
roll in the Stadium orchestra. The 
entire orchestra had resigned ac- 
cording to Henry V. Donnelly, 
secretary of the local. The an- 
nouncement explained that the same 
management |^l)ich controlled the 
National Symlfwny was in charge 
at the Stadium, with H. H.Flager 
named as a supporter, and that the 
National had opposed the union 
rules demanding pay for rehearsals. 

It was stated that only a few 
non-union musicians would be 
available for the Stadium concerts, 
and that an attempt would be made 
to recruit men from Philadelphia 
and other cities. 

The Stadium concerts are under 
the auspices of the Music League 
of the People's Institute, with 
Adolph Lewisohn, the treasurer, and 
Mrs. Charles S. Guggenheimer head 
of the Committee on Maintenance. 
The conductors at the Stadium are 
Henry Hadley and Victor Herbert. 

The Minneapolis Symphony, <'f>n* 
ducted by Emil Oberdorfer, which 
was considered one of the most suc- 
cessful musical organizations out- 
side the major cities, has disbanded* 
IncrrnMP ip operation expenditure i* 
the given cause. 



JOHN PAUL JONES' DIVORCE 

The divorce action of John Paul 
Jones, formerly an actor in and 
stage manager of "Abraham I^in* 
coin," against Martha Coon Jone% 
n<..i -professional, was heard befoi# 
Justice Benedict in the Brooklyn 
Supreme Court Wednesday with 
the court reserving decision. 

The plaintiff names EdwarA 
Weaver, with whom the defendant 
Is alleged to have consorted as msM 
and wife in a Brooklyn apartment 
for the past several years. 

The Joneses were married !• 
years ago in Troy, N. Y., and have 
no children. Kendler & (Joldsteln 
represent the plaintiff. 



CAST OF SCREEN ARTISTS 

San Francisco, July 6. 

Bessie Barriscale, who oponed a 
four weeks' engagement at the 
Savoy in "The Skirt" this week, 
has a list of screen artists in her 
support. 

With Miss Barriscale are Har- 
land Tucker, Marie Walcamp, I'nul 
Harvey, Frank Darien, Minnie Sis- 
son, (Jeorge Taylor, John J%an, 
(leorgc Webster, Merle Stanton, Al 
Watson and others. 

Howard Hickmar) is ilir( ( t:r;.' "^«' 
company. 



"Face Value" for Ditrichstein 
Leo Ditrichstein will try <><it lii" 
new i)lay for a f'>rtniglit. op< i»>"K 
in Stamford, Conn, July 16. l^fore 
starting his to\>r in ' Toto.' ' Onp- 
inally called "That Honidv ll«'»- 
riquez" it has bcm i-i :i.i!i;i •! 'I'a*'^ 
Value." 



Friday. July «; IMl 



LEGITIMATE 



11 



FRIEDMAN flESIGNS 

■ ■ 4 ' 

/'Goes This Time," Leon 8aya — With 

"Folliee" for 14 Years 



licon Friedman reslRnod as press 
reproHentative of Zlegfflds 'lAiI- 
libs" Monday and I.l !:» -uo ? > v • U. 
draw July 2S. There have been 
differences between the manager 
and the press agent for some time. 
Friedman handed in his resignation 
several times before. This time he 
says he means it. 

Friedman Joined the "Follies" in 
its second seaSon and has been with 
the show for 14 years. When he 
started the top price was $1.50 and 
it was intended to maintain that 
price. The scale was boosted up to 
|4, Friedman getting into argu- 
ments with the show management 
and out of town house managers 
because oi' the increased ' scales. 
This season's |5 is said to have been 
ordered by the management itself. 

George White has given Fried- 
man an offer to take over the pub- 
licity of hlc new "Scandals." It has 
been Friedman's idea that if he ever 
left the "Follies" he would form a 
connection calling for a percentage 
of the gross in exchange for his 
publicity work, instead of a straight 
salary. Last winter Friedman was 
said to have been re-engaged by Mr. 
Ziegfeld for five years, but the ar- 
.rangcment was entirely oral. 



J. J. ON COHAN'S PLANS 

Rosenthal Plays Boss's Future 
Across the Board 



J. J. Ro.scntlial. press representa- 
tive for George M. Cohan, sent out 
from Boston, where he is handling 
"The O'Brien Girl. " two stories re- 
garding Cohan's future. On the 
envelope was printed: "About a 
man Who is on the level with him- 
self and the entire world." 

One story said Cohan intended 
buying a big league ball team; the 
other said he was going in for 
scientific vegetable farming. 




WITH HOPS EXPECTED THIRD 

Xmm ONLY AGREEMENT 



Sam H. Harris, Selwyns and Hopkins Protecting Big 
Town Bookings — Have Hudson and Cort — Follies 
Tickets in Cut-rates — Shows Coming in for Runs 



NUGENFS COMEDY 

Author- Actor and Family in ''Kate,* 
Produced by Repartory Thaatra 



"BROADWAY'S COUNTRY 
GIRL" 

Presenting a diverting single of 
entertainment. The vivacious "pep" 
singer of timely tunes. See "Broad< 
way's Country Girl," a novel billing 
and a novel act. 

Direction, 

FITZPMTRICK and O'DONNEL 



CONTESTING ATTACHMENT 

Globe Theatre Management Claims 

$743 from Fanchon and Marco 

Show 



The Dillingham Theatre Co., 
through its attorney. Nathan 
Burkan, levied an attachment on 
the box ofllce of the Sam H. Harris 
theatre last Friday. The attach- 
ment was directed against Marco 
Wolf and Fanchon Wolf, owners of 
"Sun-Kist." 

Dillingham claims $743.48 due him 
on the engagement of *'Sun-Kist'* 
at the Globe. About $600 of thi.s 
amount is for advances for bills pre- 
sented at the box ofllce and the 
remainder due under a guarantee of 
15,200 per week on the engagement. 
_ It is claimed Marco Wolf gave the 

LONG BRANCH BOOKINGS Globe a check for the amount be- 

Long Branch. N, J., July 6. fore leaving, drawn on a California 
Among the new plays announced bank, and then stopped payment. 
to appear at the Broadway during The attachment is to be bonded 
the summer are "Mme. Milo" (Shu- by Fanchon a%d Marco and the case 
berts) July 11-13, the Hattons* piece contested in the courts 
with Grace Valentine; "Six Cylln* 
der Love" (Sam Harris), July l(f-14, 
with Ernest Truex: "Dreamy Eyes" 
(Wm. A. Brady). July 18-20; "De- 
Tour," by Owen Davis (Shuberts), 
July 21-23; July 25-27, the Shubert- 
Ditrlchsteln new play; July 28-30. 
"Poor Man's Pudding" (John Gold- 
en); Aug. 1-3, "Sonny" (Selwyns); 
Aug. 4-6, "Kaiki," with Lenore Ul- 
ric (Bclasco). 



"Kate." a comedy written by J. C. 
Nugent, the vaudevillian, and his 
son. Elliot Nugent, waa placed In 
rehearsal thi^ week by the Reper- 
tory theatre, the piece to be tried 
out for several weeks, with premiere 
date late this month. 

ilr. Nugent and his son, alao hia 
daughter, Ruth Nugent, will be in 
the cast. Others are Beatrice Maude, 
Jessie Coromette, Helen Carew, 
Frank Allsworth, Claude Cooper and 
Peter Lange. 

The play is the first to be pro- 
duced by the Repertory theatre, a 
new co-operative organization tried 
flrst with a revival of "John Fer- 
guson." 

"Kate" is Mr. Nugent's flrst three- 
act comedy effort. 



NEW SPRINGER SHOW 



Rehearsing at Irving Place with 
Private Backing Reported 



TAX EXPERTS HEBE 

Syracuse, July 6. 
Primed for an onslaught on the- 
atres and amusement places in the 
metropolitan district which fall 
within the list of tax-evader sus- 
pcct.s, six •fteld agents from the 
Syracuse Internal revenue district 
departed for Now York yesterday. 
Thoir stay will bo Indefinite. These 
agents are a part of the local force 
which succeeded In gaining heavy 
recoveries of unpaid taxes from 
Syracu.se theatres within the past 
few months. 



"SKYLARK" AT BELMONT 

Charlotte Walker and Marguerita 
8ylva Reported in Cast 



Henry StiUman, who was general 
stage director for the Theatre 
Guild, is producing on his own, the 
flrst offering being "The Skylark," 
which relights the Belmont July 25. 
The piece was flrst called "Jingle 
Bells" and was given a showing in 
Frank A. Vanderlip's private the- 
atre at Scarsdalo- on -the -Hudson 
some time ago. 

Charlotte Walker will have one of 
the leads. Marguerite Sylva is also 
reported in the cast. 



"Minus Marriage," a dramatic 
piece, authorship credited to 
Thomas Grant Springer, has been 
placed in rehearsal at the Irving 
Place by an unknown producer. 
Although reported as having some 
one backing it, the piece la being 
conducted on the commonwealth 
plan, each member of the cast to 
receive $100 a week with thirty per 
cent, of the net profits to be shared 
equally among the members of the 
company. Among the members of 
the cast reported to date are Cyril 
Chadwlck and Beatrice Nichols, 
with Oscar Eagles directing the 
piece. 

The business end of the venture 
is being conducted by a Mr. Pine, 
who makes his headquartdra in the 
ofllce of a box manufacturer in the 
Brokaw Building^ No information 
as to who was producing the piece 
has been forthcoming from that 
ofllce, and whether or not the piece 
is being framed for the road or 
Broadway is unknown. 



DRAMATIC EDITOR MARRIES 

Lo8 Angeles, July 6. 
Edwin F. Schallert, dramatic edi- 
tor of the Los Angelea Times, and 
Miss Eliza Baumgarten, press agent 
of one of the downtown fllm houses, 
were married last week. 



Plans for the flrst flight of at- 
tractions for next season are pro- 
ceeding for the most part normally, 
Broadway's continued depression 
notwithstanding. Little is known 
about the succeeding group of fall 
offerings, indicating a production 
void. It is a certainty a healthy 
percentage of attractions flrst pre- 
sented will 1 3 failures. But it is a 
question whether enough shows will 
be ready to step into the vacancies 
counted on. With October set for 
many new plays, the chances are for 
an unedrsupply rather than a su- 
perfluous numt>cr. 

To date the so-called "third legit- 
imate combination" is nothing more 
than a booking agreement to protect 
the three producers concerned in the 
matter of theatres in the big stands, 
and It is probable that nothing fur- 
ther than that will develop this sea- 
son from the Sam H. Harris, Sel- 
wyns and Arthur Hopkins "organ- 
ization." 

Other than the direct houses con- 
trolled by these managers they have 
taken under lease two other Broad- 
way houses — Hudson and Cort. The 
season will open with the Selwyns 
having their own shows in'flve the- 
atres, three (Selwyn, Apollo and 
Times Square) being their own. 
They will open the Hudson with 
"The Poppy God." "Sonny" will take 
the Cort, "The Circle" will bow into 
the Selwyn and "Honors Are Even*' 
into the Times Square. Nothing 
deflnite has been selected for the 
Apollo. 

The Sam Harris ofllce has a pro- 
ducing roster of 16 attractions, but 
most of his shows will have later 
openings than the Selwyns, and 
such attractions will have second 
call on the groups' houses. Mr. 
Harris will start off with his own 
pair of theatres — the Harris and the 
new Music Box. Mr. Hopkins has 
three new plays to be put on, but 
will open the season occupying one 
theatre — hii^Tb^mouth. The three 
manager."* arPlpn teres ted Jointly in 
the leases of tiie Hud.son and Cort. 
There in little change out of town on 
Iho Irlo'.s out-of-town house acqui- 
sition. However, ground is to be 
broken in Chicago next week for th-i 
two new theatres to be built there 



STOTHARDTS RECONCILED 

The marital dlfterence.s between 
Mrs. Dorothy Stothardt and ller- 
bert Stothardt, composer of "Jim- 
mle" and "Tickle Me," have been 
patched up and the separation ac- 
tion instituted by the former 
dropped, as has been the $100,000 
alienation of affection suit which 
Mrs. Stothardt began a few day.s 
previously against France.s White. 

The plaintiff's parent.s and 
Nathan Vid.iver, her coun.'^el, were 
ffTocttjal in con.summatiut? the 
^^oiMrrnent. 



STOCKS 

Syracuse, July 6. 

Dim Dosboro, late of "The 
T;ivoni." one of the pl.tyor.s who 
lo.st oiiRaBemont.s receii* y through 
ttio .sto;)i>,age of i>ro»luction by 
(ii'ort^c M. Coli.TU, will join the 
KDirkorbocUor IMivycrs at tiio Km- 
[Mie a.H leadint? woman. She will 
ni;ik«> lior (Ifbiit Moiidny |)l;»yin>j 
oi)posito llfil Slater in ' .\i^hli.' 
NiKht." Mr. Slater rcjoiii'-d tlw 
company this week. Mi.s.-i D»'.sbo»<> 
IS th(^ Hixth loading worn. in cni^.ij^cd 
l>y the .stork tlii.s stsnon. 

The Kicli.'inl La S;ille I^Ixycr.s 
'•IovumI ;it llio l-'ndwell, liitmharnton, 
N. Y.. last wook, Icivinp (he fldd 
OitTo clear for the Soniorville 
I Mayopy 

'J'ho sorf.iul sea.son oC the Orphonm 
l'l<\(r^, I [arrisbui (T, I'a., came l'» 
tM o»ul last wook. 



SHUBERT CONCERTS ALL OFF 

All Shubert Sunday concerts have 
been calle<^off for the summer and 
will not be resumed until Septem- 
ber. The Winter CJarden clo.sed its 
Sundays la.st week, it being the flrst 
time in years that concerts have 
been eliminated from the Garden 
during the summer. The Shuberts 
were offering a.s high as four Sun- 
day concort.s during the .sea.son, the 
hou.ses In addition io the Garden 
being the Century, Central and 
Lyric. The latter two theatres 
stopped concert.s when reverting to 
special picture rentals during the 
sprinif, while the Century discon- 
tinued Sunday.** .several weeks 
ahead of the Garden. 



'VILLAGE FOLLIES' REHEARSE 

The "Grocnwirh Village Folllefl" 
.started rehearsal Tiirr^day under 
the direction of John Murray An- 
derson. The "Follies" after a pre- 
liminary showing out of town will 
oiK-n at the (;reonwioh Villapje the- 
atre diirini; An^u.^l and then move 
to the Park. 

It i.s und'rsM'od tho leasori for 
the "Follies" KOJn>? to t!i«« Park in 
pref«'r^:n*"e to a iiou.'^c* in (he vicinity 
of Timi'.s Mfiuarr i.s duf (o 'h<^ fi<"l 
that Al Jones, who is one of (ho 
bi«k;''st Itat'kf'rs id ih'* siiow. i.s m- 
torostcd in the ♦<'ri-v<ir Ic is" h'-ld 
by John f*.«i I for {hr« Park 

"DETOUR'S" CAST 

Tlie rornpio'e rast for Own 
Davis' now play. "Tlie Dftfmr." im 
Minnio Dtipi'^e. l'\'li<o Mi)iiis. An- 
mi.stin Dunf-an, Miry C irroll, Wil- 
liam David, Willard Kot'^'itson, 
Ja^iies R. Wilois. David Andtada, 
Xjoon WatHky. 




by Mr. Harris and the Selwyns. 

The leading attractions got a 
break last Saturday night with 
ttght fans in town. The "Folliea" 
at the Globe and "Sally" at the Now 
Amsterdam went to a combined 
gross of over $16,000 on the day. 
IJoth the Ziegfeld shows are getting 
about 50 per cent more businesa 
than their nearest competitors on 
Broadway. The "Follies' gross hist 
week was over 133,000 with "Sally" 
$2,000 under that. This gives the 
"•Follies" the same money pace aa 
formerly at the New Amsterdam. 

It iB a mooted question between 
the manager and the ticket ofllcoa 
over the "Follies" scale at $6, and 
the former is anything but satia- 
fled over the fact that "Follies" 
tickets are to be found dumped 
into the cut ratea almost any night. 

Ziegfeld clalma ticketa from the 
agencies are appearing in the Globe 
ticket box stamped at $11 each. He 
contends that the brokera in hold- 
ing out too long are forced to seek 
cut rate support at the last minute. 
The brokers' reply is that very few 
ticketa can be disposed of at "hot 
house prices." 

Three attractlona gambled by 
giving a matinee Monday afternoon 
(Fourth of July), and though the 
heat waa brutal, all three pulled 
excellent houses, the crowd In town 
being larger than flgtircd. Night 
business on the Fourth waa as bad 
aa the hot evenlnga of the last two 
weeks. The "Folliea" was not, the 
only amaah ahow found In cut 
rates Monday and Tuesday. "The 
First Year" for the flrst time was 
dumped In, both nights. This at- 
traction flgurea to come back and 
run well into next season. 

Plenty of choice locations for 
"The Whirl of New York" and 
"Snapshots" were also In cut ratea. 
"Follies" tickets were disposed of 
there for as high as the box ofllce 
prices, though no attempt to secure 
a premium was made (tickets are 
sometimes sold over the price In 
the cut rate agency) and $3.50 was 
accepted for lower floor ticketa. 

"Snapshots" at the Selwyn revised 
Its scale Monday, lopping off SO 
cents, with $3 the top price. That 
was the scale originally Intended for 
the revue. This week should flx the 
status of the revue's continuance. 
It won back some of the lost ground 
last week, going to around $12,000, 
an unprovable flgure. "The Bro.ad- 
way Whirl" at the Times Square 
dropped to last place among the sum- 
mer shows, and It may withdraw at 
any time, with the notice reported 
posted Monday. "Llghtnln'" at the 
Gaiety and "Llllom" at the Fulton 
are leading the non-muslcnl shows, 
both around $11,000. "The First 
Year." "The Bat," "The Green God- 
dess" and "Nice People" follow in 
the order named. All are heat vic- 
tims, but claim summer continue 
ance. 

George White will bring his new 
".Scandals" Info the Liherly noxt 
Monday, plana being rharmed and 
the .show arriving? hero a wook ahead 
of schedule. Announrod to slop Sat- 
urday is ' Hirr. Blng Bang." the 
"Diimhrdl.H" atfricllon at the Am- 
ha.ssador. The sliow list totals 17 
attractions .ind the number r.innofc 
infToase thi.s month. 

The number of buys In the a»;on- 
<'les \h the lowoMt slnr^e the war, but 
sovon attractions being In that 
class: "The Last Waltz" (CcntMry). 
"Two Little (Jlrls In Blue" (Cohan), 
"Folll's" (fJlobe), "The First Yoar" 
(IJttle), "Sally" fN.'W Anistordani). 
"Just Married" (Shnl)frf). "WlutI of 
New York' (Winlor (lardon). 

The out rate list is shot lo i)i«'<ivi 
also, with the Idf? show.s ap.x-atiiig 
there at diinjpinn time in the ovon- 
in<. Tho K'^jiil.ir li.st has: "P.iff, 
Uinif, Daruj" ( Ariih i.ssnd >i ) , ".Sri ip- 
shofs" f.'-^.hvyn). './'Mt Minii-d" 
^SIhjImM), .-:hiifM.« Atori:;" (<\Ul 
S» ). ' IJro.idvv.iy Whiil" n\iiH'.s 



DORIS - DUNCAN 

MAKING HER NICHE IN VAUDEVILLE'S 

HALL OF FAME 
These are some of my jewels: 

f.'uv Price. LOS AN^;1«:L1:S 111:KAI.I). Dons JUinran desorvo.s a 
tjroit doaJ "f 1 irdir for hor /.ippy, h»i'py .moiii,'^ Mi.ss Dnnrun ha.M ;i 
( h.irnun^: pcison.ilif y and in idf .mikIi an irnpi'-.s'iion r»n tlie .auili«*n<'«' thai 

they hav^d to see the end of hor act, hut all k?ood thiri^.s rnuKl oom^- to .in >"I"<'t'), Whit I of N?w V<>tk" 
end and she tvive hor place of i>rominoriro to La I'"titf Cahanl.' " 

U.Ml.Y TIMIOS. .SfUtl" Wi.sh : .MI.ms Duncan h i.s jKT.sonalil y, t,'o..d 
iookd. fiKiiro and voi« o. lA«'n a Rroiich would I)" curfd and o.ipt ivaif.l l>v 
lu r winsome smile. All eyo.s are cntoiod upon I )ot i.s whf^ii .shi- i.< on \\v 
hoard.s," 

.lUST I'lNlSlllNffr A TiatTMPHANT AND Si:( '( 'F.^iSl'l • L OUI'lli:' M 
TOUK AT THF MA.I1-:STI«\ (!JII<TA(;o. THIS WIslOK (ll'LY \) 

rersonal Direction, CHARLES BIERBAUER. 



( VVm'or (\ ird. n). 



T, M. A. MEETING JTrT.Y 13 

'I'll.' sfKTi.il n).-t-i;ni; • f tlu» Tour- 
ifu: .^T I M ii"-f 4* ,A H.'-'H-i (t lofi liHt»><( 
fi»i W.'dii'^.'.d.iy it ttu' Molfl Aflt)r, 
.\ t.s [xi.siiioncd t ntil July 12- 



12 
VARIETY'S SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE 



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FrtdAy, July 8, 1921 
PANTAdES THEATRE BUILDING 



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SAN FRANCISCO SHOWS 



ORPHEUM, FRISCO. 

San Fraiu'i.Hco, July C. 

The Orphcuni this wttk, foatiirinK 
a plentiful supply of Hinsiup a>»'* 
with got)(l comedy pr» stnt, suecfM-d- 
ctl exceedingly well with its offering. 
"A Trip to Illtland," with the ten 
Bong writ<'ra orrt-iliig their rc?pectJve 
Hong hits iii entertaining style, each 
receiving noticeaMe rti-ognliion for 
tlieir various announced hit.s, made 
a highly satisfactory headline fea- 
ture. The song composed in view 
of the audience Is nicely carried out, 
and on the whole what the compos- 
ers had to ofler, with the pos.sible 
exception of some of the comedy, 
went over nicely. 

Clara Barry, supported by Orvllle 
AVhitledge, walked off with a hit, 
stopping the show in fourth posi- 
tron. Miss Barry, with an ezeeUent 
routine and assisted by Whltledge, 
Bhows marked improvement over her 
last appearance here. She has de* 
vcloped an ease in sending her stuff 
over that should place her, eventu- 
ally, In the front line close. 

Emma Francis and Harold Ken* 
ncdy gave second spot much life. 
Kennedy showed numerous new 
dance steps, and his souse hit Is 
tilled with good laughing 'material 
and nifty dancing. Miss Francis is 
a peppery dancer, acrobatically in* 
clined. 

Wilfred Clarke, assisted by Grace 
Menken and Co. in "Now What," has 
a playlet containing several sure-flre 
farcfcal situations and scored heavy 
laughs. Clarke's kpeedy style and 
the assistance of a good cast send 
the skit over big. 

Carl MeCuUough. next to closing, 
hardly showed enough for the late 
spot with the early part of his rou- 
tine, consisting of a trio of familiar 
published numbers and stories, but 
his excellent personality combined 
with good telephone talk toward the 
finish landed soundly. 

The Recktors opened well. The 
strong jaw work, with the man 
hanging head downward from the 
flies supporting his partner, was 
heavily applauded. Jack Norton and 
Queenie Smith In "Bubbles" repeat- 
ed very good In third position. Both 
Norton and Miss Smith were ac- 
corded good receptions. 

JoaephM* 



PANTAGES, FRISCO 

San Francisco, July 6. 

"While there wore no waiting 
crowds, Panlages was comfcfrtably 
lilled. This was so even Sunday, 
despite the nice weather. 

Kddlc Vogt In "Dan Cupid Ltd." 
headlined. The bill was pretentious 
und framed up well. 

Vogt's act with the same cast, 
with all Its big-tlmc qualities still 
intact, and Vogt probably taking 
more liberties than before, proved 
an excellent feature, closing the 

Martha Hamilton and Co. In "Oh, 
You Women," secured good laughs. 
Ml.sfl Hamilton Is featured, although 
in the playing Bert Carpenter as 
the Installment collector stands out 

strongly. , 

Noodles Fagan with Elsl banged 
out the show's hit. The Fagan fam- 
ily consumed about 25 minutes. 
Vagan's own extreme popularity, his 
Intimate manner, with Mrs. Fagan 
feeding and little Mary, a little art- 
ist all herself, coming on at the close 
with v«'rsatilo dancing, all helped 
toward a knockotit. 

i:>obbs-Clarko and l)ar<'. a couple 
<.f m<'n and a woman, did w»ll sec- 
ond dl.splaving ability with th« ir 
corned V, while the men landed solid- 
ly with exceptionally clever acro- 
batics and knockabout stuff. 

Bender and Hare, though billed, 
did not appear nt the second show. 

Joaepht, 



CASINO, FEISCO 



(liiriiijr tln'ir costume changes and 
wuhout Iht! u.sual piano accompa- 
nist. The .setting Is attractive and 
the dancing of the girls of the high- 
est order, especially their double 
work. The man has a pleasing 
voice and llts in between dances 
nicely. The .ict scored nicely on its 
merits and with tho local popular- 
ity of Mildred King, the smaller 
one of the girls, they were accorded 
a big reception on both ends and 
the recipients of many floral pieces. 

Jules Klbel and Paula Kane pre- 
sented a neat talking skit contain- 
ing some novelty through the em- 
ployment of some odd comedy props 
fitting the special material nicely. 
They were well liked. Jack Goldie, 
in blackface but minus the dialect, 
displayed an excellent singing 
voice with songs, and reeled off 
some good monolog material in fine 
Style. The business of putting on 
and taking off a big fur coat, ac- 
cording to the reception of his of- 
fering by the audience, looked new 
and good for repeated laughs. 

His whistling at the finish sent 
him over a hit. Montambo and 
Nap, with comedy acrobatics, 
opened the show, giving the spot 
Quite some laughs, although the 
usual punch finish, consisting of 
business with the tables and a 
property man, was eliminated 
through the injury sustained by 
Montambo several weeks ago while 
performing this feat. The King 
show closed. 



CURRAN LEASE 

Arrangements Completed for Fhu- 

San Francisco, July 6. 

Homer Curran returned from the 
Cast last week, where he speiK sev- 
eral weeks. While in New York an 
arrangement was made by Curran - 
Shuberts for the continuance of the 
road attractions in the Curran the- 
atre here when the new lessees. Pa- 
cific Theatres Co. (said to consist 
of A. C. Blumenthal, Sam Harris. 
Irving Ackerman — and Charles 
Brown), take possession of the 
house September 1. 

The agreement signed with the 
new lease owners is for two years, 
and calls for a percentage of the 
gross receipts payable to Shubert- 
Curran and contains a cancellation 
clause upon si;^. months' notice 
whic'i is optlomtl with Shubert- 
Curran pending the completion of 
their new theatre here on Geary 
street. 

Curran will have no part in the 
management of the Curran hfter 
Bept. 1, and win devote his time to 
{he construction of the new house 
here and another theatre In Los 
Angeles, contemplated by the Cur- 
ran- Shubert interests. 



OBITUARY 



CHARLES WARD DANIELS 

Charles Ward Daniels, after an 
Illness of several months, died July 
2 at Keyport, N. J. Mr. Daniels was 
born at Skaneateles, N. Y., but spent 
most of his boyhood and younger 
life In Syracuse. Charles Daniels 
was a promoter, playwright and pro- 
ducer. He was the impresario of 
many stars, among them J. K. Jm- 
met and Joseph Murphy.' 

Mr. Daniels retired in 1905, but he 
attracted considerable newspaper 
notice a few years ago when, for 
personal diversion, he edited a 
newspaper column called "What's 
in a Name?" in which he publish-:' 
hundreds of the quaint and curious 
cognomens and surnames he had 
Jotted down during his nation wide 
travels as a theatrical press agent 
and advance man. 

Mr. Daniels is survived by two 
brothers and two sisters — William 



HIP, FRISCO 

San Francisco, July 6. 

The Hippodrome bill this week is 
well balanced, but the house did not 
enjoy its usual prosperity Sunday 
on account of the pleasant outdoor 
weather. 

Palermo's Circus opened to only a 
few present and people walking in. 
Tho well-trained dogs are nicely 
presented with plenty of novelty. 

Margaret Merle makes a neat ap- 
pearance and got a worth while re- 
ception for her etrbight singing 
routine and good voice. 

Fred Schwartz distributed the 
usual amoimt of laughs with his 
comedy offering entitled "The 
Broken Mirror" and Johnson Bros, 
and Johnson pulled down a hit with 
their minstrel routine, containing 
some good gags effectively put over. 
Tho trio possess good voices and 
the black face pair arc good dancers. 

Marie Kell and Brewer Bros, gave 
the show a tlrst-rate finish. The 
boys' Jazzy playing on the violin and 
saxophone, with Miss Kell at the 
piano, kept things lively throughout. 

Joscpha, 



FRISCO ITEMS 

San Francl.sro, July 6. 
G. Albert Lansburgh, architect 
for the Orpheum Circuit, whose 
theatrical activities Included the 
Orpheum Junior and tho Loew 
State In this city (the latter house 
Just across the street from Ihe 
Junior) has completed plans for a 
new house in the Mi.ssion district, 
to bo erected by the Excelsior 
Amusement Co. (Barries, Bailey & 
Michaeln). The new house Is de- 
signed to seat 1,600 ond will show 
pictures. 

Jack T^aiighlin, confined In a hos- 
pital at Minneapolis for several 
weeks, will rejoin "On Fifth Ave- 
nue" at ilu' Orpheum In I.»os An- 
geles next week. June Laughlin, 
his wife, is also with the act. 



San Francisco, July 2. 
The current vaudeville bill 
reached a good average. With the 
liouse well tilled for this season the 
^how moved along at a good pace. 
We.slon and Kline were a big clean- 
up in the closing spot. Mi.ss Ellne 
IS a vivacious and alert comedienne, 
with a comedy 'vay of her own on 
the nut order. We«5ton Is an ag- 
ijressive worker and an ideal part- 
ner for h«r style. Tho eouplo cover 
R great (Icil of territory in their 
routine which at present is some- 
what too long and could easily be 
.condensed by elinunatiiig some an- 
cient material as w«'il as some bits 
that arc not In good tasU, but are 
retained because the team Is en- 
f'ouraged by the big laughs derived 
from them. They get big laughs 
right from the stort when ho beats 
hor up for asking him to marry her. 
Miss Eline's business in the audi- 
ence and kidding of her partner 
from an alslo were howls all the 
way. For an encore an Impression 
of an underworld couple In a cafe 
sent them over a big hit, although 
tnis bit could also be cut down to 
half its time to considerable ad- 
vantage. With their routine prop- 
erly arranged this pair have all 
other requirements for a spot In 
the better housea 

Another feature was Lhe "Rone 
JUvue," oonsisting of two dancing 
glrla and a maa interoolatlag aonga 



Adolph Dohring, stage manager 
at the Orpheum, left this week for 
Toronto to attend the T. M. A. con- 
vention. He will bo away four 
weeks. Ray Burke, the t»lectrlclan, 
will be acting stage manager dur- 
ing Dohring's absence. 



Carrie fJoebel Weston returned 
last week after an exten.slve eon- 
cert tour of the principal cities of 
the Kast. Miss Weston Is planning 
a series of recitals In this city. She 
Is the daughter of Mrs. Ella Wes- 
ton, in charge of the booking de- 
partment of the Loew circuit here. 



Will King was presented with a 
l)latinum watch as a birthday gift 
by Clare Starr (Mrs. Will King) 
last week. 



"Adam and Kva," Oliver Moros- 
co's show, is booked for the Cur- 
i.in Aug. 14. The company will be 
oiL^ani/cd on the coast. 



.'^amuel B. Orossman, of the Sa- 
voy. w:is successfully oi^erated upon 
at tlie Mt. Zion Hospital last week. 



Madalin«» Howe (Kelly and Rowe) 
joined the musical comedy stock 
show at Napa last week. Tho com- 
pany is sponsored by Max DiH 
(Kolb & IJIII). 



MISS LAWREHCE MAitftrp.n 

San Franc 1j*co, July 6. 
It was illscovered here last week 
that Florence l.Awrence, picture 
star, was »ecretly married May 12 In 
Kan Francisco to Charles Woodring, 
a Deqver automobile man. 



TRIXIE FBIGAHZA'S SUIT 

8an Ftancisco, July 6. 

Trixic Frlganza, claiming a week's 
salary still due her from Tom O'Day 
who produced "Poor Mamma" in 
October, 1919, with Miss Frlganza 
starred at a salary of $500 a week 
and 25 per cent, of the net profits, 
hied suit against O'Day last week 
while appearing at the Orpheum 
here. 

O'Day filed a counter claim 
against her for money he says she 
owes him for gowns and other bills 
he met. Miss Frlganza wants the 
suit tried before she leaves the 
Oakland Orpheum July 10, but 
ODay's attorneys are asking for 
a postponement. 



IN 8ACIIED MEMOIIV 
OF IIY HUSBAND 

MR. LOU HALL 

Not only my pariner. but my 8weethf«rt aihl 

pat (it Mitcn yean— Is the luving Uioui{ltt of 

a true wife. 

HILDA THOMAS HALL 



the iCflr-anc'io^ats. It Is said, capabJA 
of performing a double somersault 
from the floor. 

The railroad wi^ck, Jn which Mr. 
Pavies was injured, occurred be* 
tween QreenviUe a^nd Columbii^ S. C, 
of the Four Bards. He was one oC 



IN liOVINO MmOBY 

OK MY BROTHER 

EDWARD ZOLA 

(BDWABD ZOKLLKB) 

WHO DIED JUNE IS. 1»21 

FRED ZOELLER 

(ZOLA DUO) 



while Davies was travelling with a 
company playing the war camps, en- 
tertaining the soldiers, during tho 
war. 

Mr. Davies entered show business 
in 1900, with the John Robinson 
Circus, nis mother, a sister and 
brother survive. 




CHAEGES AGTAIRST "SPEC." 

San Francisco, July 6. 

Upon an alRdavIt filed by Charles 
Bray of the Orpheum circuit charg- 
ing Richard Quarg, ticket broker, 
with dealing in Orpheum tickets 
without complying with Federal 
regulatlon.s, AcUng Collector John 
I*. Flynn began an investigation of 
the case. 

The affidavit was i^igned by one of 
Quart's pafrons and stated the 
tickets which were bought at a pre- 
mium were not stamped with 
Qunrg's name or the price of the 
resale. 



Danforth, musical comedy; Harry S. 
Daniels, formerly a newspaper man 
on the staff of the Syracuse Herald 
and now adveitislng manager of the 
Dort Motor Car Co.; Mrs. Adcle 
Lehnon, widow of the late Thillp H. 
Lehnon, manager of the old Wletlng 
opera house. Syracuse, and Mrs. 
Fannie Chase of Philadelphia. 



EDWARD ZOELLEFt 

Edward Zoeller of the Zola Duo 
died June 13 at the Allegheny Gcn« 
eral Hospital, Pittsburgh. The de- 
ceased was ill three days, had been 
removed to the hospital the day of 
his death and had been operated on 
for appendicitis Just prior to pass- 
ing away. 



W. C. DAVIES 

Warren Charles Davies died 
June 24, at the home of his mother, 
Mrs. Elizabeth Davies, 816 Walnut 
street, Philadelphia. He was 39 
years old. Death resulted as the 
after effects of Injuries received in 
a railroad wreck In 1918. Mr. Davis 
was well known as an acrobat, hav- 
ing been for many years, a member 



Mies. Ma ton Balazy, Dugett, Dem- 
edy; also M. Louise Sance, Jose 
Delaquerrlere and Rastel form the 
summer troupe in the eighteenth 
century story of "Le Coucher de la 
Pompadour." appropriately dressed 
In the costumes of the period. 



Noly Delly, a French music hall 
performer, was found dead In a 
room at Toulouse, from the effects 
of an overdose of ether. Her real 
name was Isidorine Durand, born 
at Paul, France. 



The mother of Frances Rockefeller 
King dle<l July 6. 



Frank G. Stanley, theatrical In- 
surance man, died of heat prostra- 
tion July 4, at his home In New 
York. He was given a Masonic 
funeral Thursday morning. 



CLARA HOWARD At HOME 

Ran Francisco, July 6. 
Clara Howard, who has just com- 
pleted her season in the Keith 
houses, arrived on the Coast last 
week and Is spending the summer 
at her home in Portland, Ore. Miss 
Howard received many offers to re- 
main on the coast In stock, but ow- 
ing to her vaudeville booking for 
next sea.son, which starts at the 
Riverside, New York, Aug. 29, she 
gave no consideration to the propo- 
sitions. 



NEW PICTURE HOUSE 

S.in P^raneisco, July 6. 

A theatie o weat 2,000 and cost 
$400,000 will be erected at I*olk and 
Van Ness. The merchants In this 
district are behind the project. 

It win be known as the Common- 
wealth theatre and devoted to pic- 
tures. 



SAN DIEGO, CAL. 

lAwrence Marsh, formerly man- 
ager of the Strand and a member of 
the stock playing there, has cone on 
the road with a troupe of j)layers, 
including several formerly at thr 
Strand. Their repertoire inrlu'les 
"The Country Doctor" and "Clar- 
ence." 



LARGEST ORGAN, COST $100,000 

San Francisco, July 6. 

The organ which arrived here last 
week for the new Granada theatre 
was hauled up Market street in 15 
seven -ton trucks headed by a brass 
band. 

It is Sctid to be the largest In- 
strument of Its kind ever attempt- 
ed, with the cost rutming close to 
$100,000. 

Oliver O. Wallace has been en- 
paped to play it at the Cranada 
which is s(lu(hil(<l to open in Au- 
gust. 



"HORSEMEN" AT CURRAN 

San Francisco, July 6. 
Owing to the tremendous busir.c."3 
of "The Four Horsemen" at the 
Curran, now in Its third week of 
a five weeks' booking, it Is almost 
certain the feature will hold over 
longer. The Maude Fulton show, 
which win form out here and was 
scheduled to follow the pielure, 
will be .set back for a latter date. 



Tho San Dlepo Player.-, with 
Frauds 1'. 'iuckUy as iiirector, 
opened a season of one-act plays at 
the Intimate theater In the civic 
auditorium In Balboa Park. The 
plays Include Trifles," "The House 
of Cards." "Sham" and "Dawn." 
Havrah Hubbard, formerly of Chi- 
cago, Is appearing with the players. 



SUN REGULATING SHOWS 

San Francisco, July 6. 
The four- show Sunday policy at 
Pantages, announced for the sum- 
mer, will prevail only on the nice 
weather "Sundays." nccordlnp to 
Hoy Stephenson, the resident man- 
aper, who states that five will be 
the rule when the sun is not shin- 
ing. 



SPLIT WEEK AT HIP. 

San Francisco, July ♦>, 
The Hippodrome goes into a .spUt- 
week commencinp July 17. This 
arranp«'ment pivos the (wo incoming 
road shows which formerly i>layed 
a full wi-ek at • itlu-r tho Casino 
or Hip a plt'Cf <if the Fi i.seo date, 
while the Casino r« tnairiH dark for 
four weeks. 



Negotiation.s arc under way 
whereby the Isls. lonp used for road 
shows, will be taken over by the 
First National and converted Into 
a picture hdhsc. 



Katherine Van Buren, filling an 
onRaKC'ment of 10 weeks as leudinK 
lady at the Strand in stock, returns 
noon to pictures in Los Angeles. Her 
mother, Mabel Tan Buren, Ipayed 
the German mother In "The Four 
Horsemen." 



HOLDDIG OVER EVA TANGUAY 

San l''ranclsco, July C. 
.Kva Tanpuay, due here next week 
at I'antapes, will be held over as 
the headline attraction for a second 
week, according to a report from 
Los Anpeles. 



NEW ACTS 

"Dukes Mixture," girl act, pro- 
duced by Marty Brooks with Jack 
Collins, Bert Morrlsey and four girls. 

Lew Welch, single. Welch for- 
merly appeared in vaudeville with 
a sketch. 

Bessor and Golden, two man 
comedy act. 

Connelly and St. John, two-act. 
Connelly was formerly with "Ladv 
Billy" and Dolly St. John was in 
vaudeville with a sketch. 

Fiddle Hlckey and Cy Plunkett In 
"The New Chauffeur." the former 
Jimmy Hu.ssey vehicle. Hlckey is 
a brother of Hu.ssey. 

Bill and Irene Teleak, singing, 
talking and dancing. 

John. Sullv and wife In new 
double turn. Sully was formerly in 
cast of George Choos* "Under tho 
Apple Tree." (H. Weber.) 

Drew and Wallace in .songs and 
stories, 3-people turn. 

Polly Moran, the female star of 
the Mack Sennet Comedies, will 
apain invade vaudeville In a com- 
edy act written by Howard Rogers, 
titled "Cactus N 11." (Harry Fitz- 
gerald.) 

I^hil Baker and Bennle Davis are 
the latest combination for vaude- 
ville. 

Fred de Oresac is makinpr a 
densed version of "F]o Flo" 
vaudeville. Nine people in 
east. (Charles Allen.) 



con* 
for 
the 



IN AND OUT 

Boyd and King were forc««l out of 
the bill at tho American the first 
half, due to illness in their family. 
Berry and Bonnie substituted. 

The Tokio Japs canceled the last 
half at the Kmery, Provi<lence, ono 
of the members of the troupe becoin- 
Inp 111 while playing Boston last 
week. The .Mazuma Japs secured 
the IMovidence enpagement. 



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Friday, July 8,4921 



VAUDEVILLE REVIEWS 



13 




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PALACE 



This 
idea on 



The show Is unneceMurlly long, 
rinsing down past 11.30 Tuesday 
night even after some eliminations, 
juat why acts confuse a long stay 
with a strong welcome la one of 
those little cryptlc pussies of mortal 
psychology. Solly Ward and Co., 
Blossom Seeley and Co., Blackface 
£ddle Ross and Arman Kails an4' 
Co., every one a hit act. ran longer 
than seemed reasonable, and every 
one would have been a better act If 
pruned down. 

Rofls more than merely stretched 
out his routine. At 11.10 o'clock, 
with the Le Fevres still to come, he 
took his exit and remained oft fully 
a minute and a half without a 
bow or a return: the olio went up 
for the closer, but Robs* applause 
continued, the audience being as ob- 
stinate as the performer. When the 
Le Fevre set was revealed and May 
Xie Fevre had entered, Rosd made 
his reappearance from the wings, 
the drop wau let down on the em- 
bariaHtted and dumfoundod K:irl. and 
Ro.«s went into his whlstlin;? encoro. 

It wasn't RoK«' fault tliat the 
hou.so applauded. Ro.^m la Ih ' best 
blackface monolopiat of thp CharTe 
Case type on the boardH. He Ik the 
only free-hand banjo p]Hy«»r excei)t 
Bill Bailoy left in the l>:p:-time ppot- 
light. Ht* has pej-Honality and he 
cominandM rooopniticn. These arc ' patronage, 
all the more reanonH why he should 
bo punctiliously i»ioft>sHloiial and 
tactfully ethical, and not kill any 
chances that a closinK act. already 
soridy handicapoeil, may encounlei'. 

Blossom Seeley came back in more 
ways than onf». She ha.s not bt*en 
here for some time, and when she 
last was here sh»» was not Hlos.som 
Seeley. She was a »tranger, with 
prima donna affectations and 'dig- 
jilty." Now sho 1h no Ioniser Miss 
Seeley: nhe la Blossom, the Blos- 
som of old. the flngor-Hnapping. 
sklrt-raislng. short -dressed, rag- 
dancing, eye-tosHins Blossom. She 
has taken the quip of the day — "Be 
yourself — seriouHly. And she was 
hugged and loved and applauded to 
the echoes by an audience not note- 
worthy for enthusiasm. Out west 
Miss Seeley had been getting great 
receptions and mild returns: here 
she got an affable but not fervid 
come-on, and worked it up to a rous- 
ing, walloping triumph. 

The encore bit, good for laughs, 
might be trimmed some. The seri- 
ous moments, which are gag-feed- 
ors, but nevertheless are drama 
while they last, might be whittled 
considerably. The audience will then 
get the effect that Miss Seeley can 
do something beyond cavorting and 
capering, yet it will not have time 
to wonder whether Hhe Is beginning 
to believe It herself or not. There 
Is so much In suggestion that is lost 
In execution. Mfss Seelev's pro- 
gram Is great right now ana can be 
Improved only by some discreet cut- 
ting. She has refound herself and 
is a superb little artist, and, what is 
much more Important to vaudeville 
and to the* public, she is a superb 
little entertainer. Bust Just a trifle 
less of the heroics. 

Bonnie Fields, In her support, 
probably never worked before with 
all the punch that he packs to the 
Palace crowd. AlwayH a powerful 
song.ster and surprising dancer, as 
wol! as a rare c«m>Mnat|f»n of h'lrh 
and low comedian and polished 
straight man, ho has not yet played 
enough In Now York to have been 
rated at his full value. This Palace 
engagement, with everything In his 
favor, should make him secure for 
the future In the apportionment of 
standing and the establlshifig of a 
name. 

Solly Ward, with Marion Murray 
and Joanne Ellot. two perfect aides 
to this nervous and naive little char- 
acter Joker, whanged laughs against 
the colling until It shook. Wow 
after wow reverberated, some due 
to the bull's-eye material aud all due 
to his way of Juggling it. But here 
again was a sigh of regret over too 
much of a good thing. Tho effort 
to work up pathos toward the end 
isn't bad, though It isn't in keeping 
and doesn't either help the act or 
evrn hold up to the pace it has al- 
i-«^ ulv sot. But If It must bo In for one 
«f those lncomi>rehonsiblo reasons 
that cause vaudovilIi;inH to A^'arn 
for incongruous things, it should bo 
skolotonlzed and reached quicklv. 
**i>«U'pIy; In fact, abruptly. Its onlv 
value can lie In the surprise of a 
niinor note In a topical tunc, but a 
>vhole etude hardly tits. Nothing 
*'in .v^poll thi.M act. Three niinulcs 
tak. ti out of the last six would im- 
T)rovo 4t Immeasurably, though. As 
It wa.s It went for a i>anJo. 

Arman Kaliz. in a return with his 
skillfully staged allegr>ry. "Tempta- 
tion.'- cloHi'd the flist portion to an 
iinjuesslve demonstration. There is 
a Kurf)pe;in smack to the whole of- 
f«'rln>^ which is in keeping with the 
st;ir's method anil reaction, and It 
whizze.s along. e*:ci [»t for one or two 
spot.«j. with speed unusual to art of- 
f* rings. The company is large ami 
gifloil; tlie wardrobe ami .^^eitirigs 
are goiKeou."-; the lighting is un«an- 
•lil.N hypnotic. an»l th." shidings nr<> 
bro.id Miirl m vei- boresonie. This is 
:» knf)ckout headline a*t and ( ould 
stand onl\ some minor pulling to- 
«t*tlv r to bo beyond criticism. 

tlo'.doiig C'ircua out-iu-d. the 



smoothest animal turn thnt muld be 
perfected. Bcanlon, Denno Brothers 
and Scanlon were nicely taken in 
dances aod reflections of past days, 
executed with showmanship and 
good sense. Franklyn and Charles, 
hKtlng with a rough-and-tumble 
burlesque apache dance, came back 
for their astounding athletics and 
hand-to-hand miracles for a bell- 
ringer. Brown and O'Donnell went 
unsteadily here, in contrast to the 
bifl-bang-from-the-start returns 
they usually win. Connie O'Donnell 
seemed a little under the weather 
and did not fully extend himself. 
But the crowd knew the boys, and 
everybody likes them anywhere, so 
it got acroHs all right. The Le 
Fevres, in one of the handsomest 
variety acts in the catalogue, never 
had a*chance after the Eddie Ross 
tie-up, and worked to the Great 
Retreat. 

The orangeade counter got a great 
play in the intermission. This sys- 
tem of handing out refreshments 
gratis reflects the Palace atmos- 
phere of everything for the guest. 
There are no restrictions — take as 
often a.s you please and welcome, 
and no tips allowed. lt*» a small 
thing when the bill for it all is paid 
at the end of the week, but It Is a 
big Idea in hospitality, that all-vital 
strain In popularising a playhouse, 
and. above all. a vaudeville play- 
hou.'-e which depends on recurrent 

J. lit. 



RIVERSIDE 



The bill was originally sche<l(iUHl 
to hold seven acta, but after the 
Monday matinee It was ruimlng too 
short. Hasel Mbran was added, 
making the usual eight turns 

Tuesday nlfht with ideal weather 
conditlone for the thi"\t'- ' jtmi 
half a houseful witnessed n latinnic 
good show that was smoothly laid 
out. 

William and Qordon l>ooley 
oopped the comedy honors of the 
flrst half, aaaleted by the Morln 
Sisters in their graceful and ver- 
satile dances. The tumbling ones 
were greeted with quite a reception 
on their entrance and should be. 
It's an act that has played and 
can play the metropolis until it be- 
comes as familiar a landmark as 
liberty. They are getting Just as 
much out of this straight comedy 
knockabout vehicle as they did with 
the elaborate production recently 
discarded. The girls certainly help 
out between the appearances of the 
brothers with {heir stepping. In 
fourth position they mopped up. 

The after intermission spot was 
allotted to Molly Mclntyre and B. 



A y hen t hoy get d own to cat 
are ine " ireiirest " a pproa<h 



C Hilllam »Xew Aclsl. The turn 
h«ld the «pot nicely, adding a touch 
of class and softening things up for 
William .and Joe Mnndel in traves- 
tied aeridiatlcH. This pair have a 
g(>ni of a turn and gets slathers of 
laughs with their burlesiiue hand- 
to-hand and head-lo-head atuff. 

ses they 

to t<40 

Kath BrotherM that vaudeville has 
dug up. The tInlHh with the curtain 
interrupting the top mounter's, 
trampoline dive to an impossible 
catch and then rising on the ath- 
letes in a head-lo-head position as 
though the dive had been completed 
was a convulser. 

Mlsa Mornn opened with her lar- 
iat spinning and dance. Jack 
Hanley, who was lately atop the 
Roof in "The Midnight Frolic.' re- 
turning to vaudeville with the same 
comedy Juggling act he left with. 
One or two new props are visible, 
but the bulk of the routine remains 
the same. Hanley has a distinctive 
touch. As an Illustration he makes 
the much hackneyed bit of hitting 
himself on the head with the prop 
tsannon ball seem different and 
funny through the handling. His 



Juggling of eight bolls pulled ap« 
pl.io.M'. ;iH ilid the un«>niptiable cus« 
pldnr a»jd sliiminving hats. 

Kee<I and Tn« k.-r. third, didn't 
start miirli with their violin play- 
ing and comedy. Thi fo boys .seem 
to wo.'k with a trith? too much as- 
surance, whli h detracts from their 
personalities and mittgonizeH an 
audi'.^r*?©,-- MoMi ore •">,i«ljtnv'rl'"'«.;'.>^. 
One ulio flashed a soft shoe buck 
that registered. Tho comedy most- 
ly is derived from the excellent 
playing of the violins by both. The 
H|>otllght hokum missed completely. 
The trick playing violin solo of the 
stouter member was another np- 
plaui.e getter. Low flat derbies are 
worn, probably as a tip off that 
comedy Is to be expected. 

Frank Wilcox and Co. in "Ssh-h" 
with a weak cast got by due to the 
strength of the farce and Wllcox'a 
splendid performance. The flrst 
half of the act is extremely talkj. 
while the author is plantlnir hi* 
situations and developing hie story, 
but the finish Is riotously funny 
and makes them forget It. The caet 
has been changed and while pass* 
able has let the turn down con- 
(Continued on page 1») 






BRIGHTON 



George Robinson has- the 
booking vaudeville for the 
sands of the sad sea waves. Folks 
who yearn for shore dinners, surf 
dip« (not meaning tho Brighton 
restaurant keepe.-s) and surcease 
from the swelter of Mr. Manhattan'^ 
Island, want their amusement like 
their bathing: frtish. frothy and 
frivolous. And Robby jtresents his 
amusement in one-piece attractive- 
ness which, frcfly translated, means 
his show was in great shape. 

The Monday night temperature 
was felonious. But the New 
i'rlghton had a substantial congre- 
gation In to see Ideal dog-days 
vaudeville. 

Harland Dixon and tho 16 Palace 
Girls topped and hit. The English 
babes kept looking cool despite their 
animation, and Dixon legged it to 
an Individual wow. The foreign 
smack, applied to American pres- 
entation, the Broadway stamp and 
the sweet, smooth work, effulge this 
turn in a glow of class, speed and 
Impresslveness. 

Ruth Roye, opening the second 
Instalment, Dempscyed. B^ollowing 
out that figure of speech, however, 
the American Carpentiers proved 
gamer than the French boy, for they 
came back and back and back again 
after Ruth had knocked 'em goggle- 
eyed. "She Knows If is a great 
song for anybody, and for her it 
doesn't miss much of being the best 
she ever had, which Is pretty tall 
language In reference to this girl 
who has sung a thousand ditties. 
She followed it with "Robert E. Lee" 
and no apologies for the revival. 
"Nice People" was her closer, or, 
rather, her third encore — It Isn't up 
to the rest of her repertoire and is 
in probably to let her get away. 

Laura and Billy Dreycr, In a so- 
loctiu/i wi liTsijr uame.-^, liiiccrkrw 
the entertainment with a pop. Wil- 
liam Ebs caught a hunch of 
strangers and staggered thom'^wlth 
the surprise of his 'coming to life." 
going for a sensation at that mo- 
ment, fcsully aira Houghton dldnt 
get homo their laughs as well as 
they have been doing. Sully Is 
taking his work too easily and 
seems aiming at Individual eccen- 
tricity of d« livery, muffling .some 
of his comedy points. }Io should 
face front almost without excep- 
tion when speaking, as his voice is 
not clear-cut enough for any trick 
methods of talk. His dancing was 
Immense and the delightful, talented 
girl was in rich vein of song and 
comedy support. 

Jimmy laicas hainniered his ho- 
kum, wallop aftj'r w.illop. abetted 
l»y one I-'raneene, a rare coinbiTia- 
tlon ftf an attractive giil and a low 
comic. The girl came hack and 
got just as close to the ground with 
her clowning as Jimmy did. ntlting 
a hatful of roars and plenty of bang 
"hands." \al and lirnie' .Stanton 
cheated some because of the heat, 
forgetting to dance entirely, but 
their dawdling patter worked up to 
woofs and the uk'e and mouth organ 
touches put the needi'd i)eaks of 
variety to their routine These bo\ s 
landed und departed, making no ef- 
fort to string f>ul their period. The 
Amar.inths closed t(» courteous at- 
tention. In costuming and setting 
this is a valuable Hash, and llu- 
teips and .athletics ai uplifted by 
the atmosphere with which this 
• inartet snrronnds its efforts. 

r.'iif. 



Troup with Brown Agency 

.fatne.s Tron|», who h.is been audi- 
l»>r for the (Iroiurc .M Cohan jno- 
(hictii.ns, has entered the ('h;iTnt»''r- 
lain lli(»wn otllce. He js to ha\e an 
executive po> t 'm th'- agency. 




FRANCIS RENAULT 



I 



take this means of thanking the Keith Offlce for their consideration and kindncs.s 
during my 102 week tour. Playing the Keith (Circuit the past two years has been a 
pleasure. Concluding my tour at Keith's, Philadelphia, next week (July 11), presenting 
my Fantastic Revue. 

In preparation for next season the most elaborate and sensational display of ward- 
robe and costumes all created by Andre Shcrri. 



SHOWS IN N. Y. AND COMMENT 



"Broadway Whirl," Times Square 
(5th week). One of the low gross 
summer revues; heavily backed. 
Scheduled to continue through 
month, but liable to withdraw 
sooner. 

"Biff. BinOt Bsng," Ambassador 
(9th week). Final week. "Dum- 
bells." Canadian organization of 
ex-soldlers remained twice time 
originally booked. New revue 
for next season, attraction routed 
for American and Canadian time. 

"Follies," Globe (3d week). Despite 
bad weather break, Zlogfeld revue 
is holding to business standard, 
and la leading P.roadway, last 
week over $33,000. Agencies 
holding out for excess premiums 
blamed for dumping into cut 
rates. 

"First Yesr," Little (38th weck>. 
Tickets dumped Into cut rates on 
Monday for first time, heat pre- 
venting capacity on (hat evening. 
Sure to come back with normal 
weather and due to n/riUnuc inlo 
next sea.s^)n. 

"Just Married," Shut^ort Mlth 
week). With "Ladles' NItht" out. 
only remabiing f.irce. Sharp 
break In business, with partial 
recovery this week. Must im- 
proNo or will be taken <^fC. 

"Lightnin'," (iaiely (H7th wik). 
Cot good break latter part of 
last week, when Inllux of light 
fans aided on show's r«'putntion. 
Sent takings over |I 1.000 again. 

"Liliom," Fulton (I'Jth weelO- 
Slipped to $10,000. with better 
than last week, when K(ale was 
lifted to $3. wiih expectation of 
light fan busiix h>4. $j .',<) top ra- 
sumod. 



"Mr. Pirn Passes By," Garrlck (18th 
week). Anything over small sal- 
ary roll la profit at this co-opera- 
tive home. Probably gettmg by 
with smallest gross on list. 
Should run through month. 

"Nice PaopU/' Xlaw (19th week). 
Heat low point of two weeks ago 
by climbing back about $800 last 
week and getting gross of $7,300. 
Should further recover this week. 

"Sally," New Amsterdam ('J9th 
week). I'ace steadied last week, 
business climbing $2,000 for gro.ss 
of $31,000. Along with "i-olllos." 
Saturday business was H«ll-out, 
dc'spife j)unishing liiinmlily. 

"Shuffle Along," CM St. (7th 
week). .Mat ill*, s <Iirn:nated on 
We»liie..((|,ty and .Saturd.ay ovt^r 
Hununer for this all-«olored com- 
pany. Mun;Lgen)ont well satisfied 
and claiming continuance through 
fall s»-ason. Show's reputation 
spreading. Drawing from all over. 

"Snapihoti," Selwyn (6th week). 
i:< ( (»v<r«(l partially with last 
wt'cK's gross around $12,000. That 
figure disai)polntlng. Itevue will 
he 1 1 n>«)Ved if business does not 
tn.it<"i i.dly improve. Scale re- 
vised df)v.nward «tartlng this 
week, with $3 top, 

"The Bat," Morosco rifith week). 
H.IS not yef sought eiit rate aid, 
find management claims jit trac- 
tion strong enough to last through 
Hurnni.r without It. I'.ack to $*<,- 
OUO l.i.--t. week. 

"The Green Goddess," !'.(»alli ^I'Gdi 
W'-ek). net ween $7,000 and $8,000 
last \\(«1<. the better wfjtther 
l»arl r»1 1 St week \\ifUi;ng i< - 
Rpt)nse. Arr.ingpmeiif X .-irt- i'»i- 
lCoi"itMiod on natfe L'U» 



(MAGO mxm OR 

CLOSING ns 



New Shows Advance Guards 
or Added Starters 



rhicigo. .July •. 

If tho coming of two now shows 
can be considered as tho opening of 
tho season, it moans that things 
are getting into shape very early. 
Fred Stone is due at the Colouilal 
at the end of the month, while "Up 
In I ho Clouds" came Into the Clar- 
ri<k this week. The heat Is still 
contributing as a box oflico damper, 
whllo business In general Is hover- 
ing between llf<^ and death. 

Kstimatos for the week: 

"Smooth as Silk" (Cort. KtU 
week). Hanging on; operation cnai 
small. 

"Four Horssmsn" (La Salle, llih 
week). Film. Publicity and heavy 
advertising drawing the crowds; 
$7,000. 

"Ths Bat" (Prinee.ss, 27th weeio. 
Scdl out to the Kl'-.s on their way 
to the convention wmm like a h\i»o- 
dermic to the hox olllee 

"Romsnee" (tinirick. 5th week). 
Ijoft and made way fo| "I p m tin? 
('louds." A hig boost is b' ing made 
for the "Clouds" t«ho*% tluoutTh t)io 
author being the k atie as ti.e ono 
who wroh- "Take It :roin M'-." i 
show that swept (.'lii< u;o li!v • wild- 
fire lt<- is(»ri;)hle ).r:'-" ; lad i:<itf\' 
(»r fll^^I^l.l^■ \v,n h'lp 'o ki*'p ."hovf 
I hr<»lij'h |i> ' ' tit li;. imI:<'i p-. 

"Pass.ng Show" < Xpulln r»il| 
\\<<!. ) VVillii- and Mimmi If(»w-« 

ani >■ i" il l.'in-'i* up'' • ra ti< » s m 
ilriu.ii;- tfern from lli- heai'lmni .md 
piii. . $J4,00U. 



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14 



NEW ACTS THIS WEEK 



MclNTYP.E and HILLIAM. 

Special Songs and Piano. 

25 Mins.; Two (Special Drop). 

Riverside. 

Molly Mclntyrp |s late of "I-assir" 
iiiul htr partner in (hiw turn is IV C 
llilliam, composer of liu ^ti>r\- of 
"IUiddi*'8" nnd crrdittd Avith th< 
PongH in thiH act. A spocial vrlv« t 
dio|) liangK in "two." 

Mr. Hiilium pocv (l:r<ctl> to tlic 
piano. Miss Melntyn, a l)obl»cd 
Monde girl with )»Unty of ]>«rs(.n- 
ulity, opens in ciitc kilttd Scotih 
roHtumo with •\'rry Mtirlj ai 
llomr," a tunrfiil Srotch ditty. 
A story is worked in with a rich 
broKue. 

After a bit of crossfire Ilillifini 
piaiH. log lies "If 1 Wore the Last 
Man on l-;Arth." The lyrics are 
gtms. MisH Mclntyrc, after change 
to French costume with sabots, an- 
nounces they will do some of the 
BoiigH from "Buddies" which Hilliam 
wrote. Dolls are used to represent 
the characters of the piay. with 
Miss Mclntyrc producing them upon 
the piano as they arc referred to 
by Mr. Hilliam In a special set of 
lyrics, in which iic introduces the 
song hits of the musical piece, lead- 
ing: up to an explanation of the 
main melody, which Miss Mclntyrc 
as "Julie" renders pV-a singly. 

Hilliam then handles "Caresses" 
on the piano, announced as Liszt, 
Mozart and Chopin mightr whil*; 
Miss Mclntyre changes to pretty 
pink hoop skirts and pantalettes fpr 
"Love Me Love My Pekinese" with 
ft real Peke In sight. 

The closing hit is rather light, for 
rhe getaway, as 1» ; Klinore,'" 

announced aa his latest composi- 
tion. The latter might reg ^ter 
through repetition in a musical 
show, but for vaudeville it is just a 
light pretty number. 

The act while entertaining lacks 
comedy and is a straight singing 
affair. The songs which Mr. Hil- 
liam constructed are well selected 
but miss any particularly novel 
touch as far aa vaudeville is con- 
cerned. 

The present vehicle was probably 
erected for a brief sojourn and will 
answer that purpose, but for a 
lenRthy stay in the two-a-day con- 
siderable deleting will have to be 
done to brin.. the necessary Fpeed. 
One or two of the announcements 
could be dropped, which might help. 

The billing says Molly Mclntyrc is 
the star of many musical comedies 
and that B. C. Hilliam Is the well- 
knr>wn composer. The audience at 
the Hiverside took the reputations 
seriously, which made it "No ron- 
lest." Con. 



Friday, July 8, 1921 

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JC~ MACK and GIRLS (B). 
T to of Spain" (Revuatte). 
1C N ns.; Four (Special Set). 
G c cy Sq. 

\. ith no pretext at the miniature 
ni! cal comedy idea, Mr. Mack and 
M.; , citing company have a servlcc- 
n.' V \ehicle whose vfilue lies In the 
1 1 ) . fi rts of the members without 
niivli leaning on any "book" or 
J' ,r-,. A sligiil alyjry thread keeps 
I li ends together, figuratively 
.'I r !i: , but the individuals them- 
pdt the turn across. 
k IS a ho(»fer of the loose. 



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l.'L , !: 
a ■> 
A 

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h'l.r 
V I : 

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as a 



. ri 1 litnlicr sort who can spiel 
\' d anUle. 

.'^;: ter team combination 
[ the female <iiiartet also 
i:;- favorably witii two efforts 
;i will probably emancipate 
f;(i!n the shnrklos of tab acts 
:j I fledged double combination 
ev. li u.lly. A good looking, whole- 
y-.ir.c i.ii-s ofllciates as straight to 
i\i, . :^ in most of the dialog concern- 
i1m immediate matadorial af- 
jn which she seeks to induce 
. :., to participate, much to his 
i..;i.it and continuous de- 
( . The fiinith gal has a pen- 
• 1.1 falsettoing the few lines 
. c her, luit is a tried pony in 
. ,.,itrt vtcfiping, so tluie you 



JUNIOR and TERRIS. 

Songs and Dances. 

28 Mine.; Full Stage (Special 

Hangings). 

23d St. 

Junior Is Max Hoffman, Jr., the 
only child of Max and (Jertrude 
Ihiffrnan. Miss Terris is Norma 
T«'rris, formerly with the "Frolic" 
<ZiegfeJd) on the Amsterdam roof. 
N oung Hoffman has hud no pre- 
vious stage career. 

This two-act of young people, of 
pleasant refined appearance, was 
built for the big time and is going 
to make it. Young Hoffman han- 
dles himself like a natural per- 
former, and of course he is a nat- 
ur.'il musician. The elder Max led 
the orchestra at the 23d Kt. Tuesday 
evening and the orchestra knew he 
was there. They would have known 
Max, Sr., had something -to do 
with it even if he had been absent, 
through those orchestrations. The 
turn was probably staged by Gert- 
rude Hoffman. Her hapdivvork is 
evident in several spots. 

Just now the act is running too 
long. . That could be corrected 
easily enough by cutting down some 
of the matter without eliminating 
any bit entirely, like dropping two 
of Miss Terris' impersonations. That 
would leave two and her best, Grace 
La Rue singing the French cafe 
song, and Marilynn Miller singing 
"Silver Lining" in "Sally," with 
Miss Miller's dance Included. Miss 
Terris Is a bright and pretty girl 
who does quite a variety of work, 
from contortions to classical 
dancing, in an attractive dressing 
scheme. 

Young Hoffman goes after his 
share with a zest that removes all 
self- consciousness and immeasur- 
ably aids him. He does "Gay New 
York" in capital style. It is a spe- 
cial number of a traffic policeman 
that contains dialog besides the 
lyric, and his acrobatic dance also 
won applause. Toward the tinish 
Max, Jr., did his mother's "Day at 
Coney Island" with the drums and 
traps, using the same outfit his 
m.'ther did. He also joined Miss 
Terris in the closing classical 
dance number, garbed as a shep- 
herd. It waa preceded by young 
Max walking on playing a violin, 
when he Intimated the story of the 
picturesque dance to follow. The 
opening of the turn was another 
double dance of the Colonial type. 
In one of Max's single efforts a bit 
of dialog exchange occurred bc- 
t'voen the performer and his father 
In the pit. It held a couple of old 
and useless gags, probably inserted 
to cover an emergency. 

It was surprising to see this son 
of his famous parents at so early a 
time in his 8tag|UBtart do so well. 
The boy, he can't be over 21, has 
a nice personality and were he not 
known could have been suspected 
of a musical comedy experience. 
His partner, Mias Terris, adds 
greatly to the stage picture. 

They are a nice 3'oung couple 
with talent and an excellent turn 
perhaps can stand just a little 
more split week work to smooth 
out and trim down, when they can 
take care of themselves on any 
vaudeville stage. 

Whether Junior and Terris is to 
l)C the permanent title of the act 
has not been related. Young Hoff- 
man should be entitled to the use of 
Max Hoffman, Jr., his parents con- 
senting, for stage purposes 



CARTMELL and HARRI& 

Comady Skit. Dancing. 

14 Mins.; Full Stage. (Spacial 8«t). 

Jafferton. 

Usftig the same •Id man they em- 
ployed in their former act, Cartmell 
and Harris have secured a smartly, 
written vehicle to bang about their 
neat dancing. The acene represents 
the interior of a garage, on the 
Win of which are painted signs 
such aa "Have your car powdered 
with talcum after washing." The 
other signs are along such lines to 
create the character of the propri- 
etor (Mr. Cartmell) who plays a 
"cissy" automobl!*" mechanic. 

Mias Harris drives in a gaudy 
runabout, accompanied by the old 
man, smartly attired as a dandy. 
It develops' she is a chorus girl elop- 
ing with the old gink, and there Is 
clever conversation between her 
and the "cissy," in which she mis- 
takes his talk about the car to re- 
fer to the old man along the linea 
of "The woman ?-*-No, the ship.*' 

The old man, who looks all in, 
feebly asks for a drink of water. The 
garage fellaw gives him a drink of 
gasoline; old gink gets full of pep 
and goes Into some neat stepping. 
The team's dancing is too well 
known to call . for any comment 
thereon. 

Right up to the minute is the 
crosstalk, the setting is strikingly 
effective and the whole affair a 
step forward in the right direction 
for a atandard vaudeville team that 
has made good fpr many years paat. 

Jolo. 



WOLFORD and STEVENS. 
Songa and Dances; 
14 Mins.; One. 
Fifth Ave. 

Dancing is the t>ackbonc of this 
two-man specialty. The men start 
wrong by wearing evening clothes 
and high silk hats, clothes for 
which neither of the pair are suited. 
They' look very amalltimish in the 
outfits and the first thing that they 
should do is to seek new dressing. 
One of the men is short and fat 
with rather an unusual build for a 
dancer uitii he immediately suggests 
comedy, which should be the tip 
off for a comedy makeup. 

The other member is very thin 
and something should be made of 
the difference in build. Both boys 
are good dancers, that is, good 
enough dancers if there was some- 
thing else besides the dancing. At 
present there is too much singing. 
Neither has a voice and they at- 
tempt at lefkst three, songs. There 
is also some comedy talk that does 
not get anywhere. 

The act should be entirely re- 
vised with comedy the goal. They 
seem to have possibilities in this 
field. At the Fifth Ave. the act was 
fairly well liked No. 2, but it lacks 
a real big time punch. For the 
pop house the boys would be alright, 
and if they work along the right 
lines should be able to bring the 
< nocialty up to the big time stand- 
ards. 



JACK McGOWAN and Co. 

Songa. 

12 Mins.; Full Sta9«. 

Fifth Avk. 

The act could be in "one" as well 
as in full stage. It Is Jack Mc- 
Gowan and a piano p^r>yA»r Mc- 
Gowan is of the musical comedy 
field. In one of h is songs he states 
Geo. Cohan is on the iihelf so now 
he is all by himself. He sings as 
an encore a number from "The 
Little Blue Devil," which he wa& 
also with. 

The singer brings nothing to 
vaudeville .4^,.uc from a pleasing 
voice and a neat clean cut juvenile 
appearance. He sings three num- 
bers, none sensational. The piano 
player has «a solo number. If Mc- 
Gowan is thinking of remaining in 
vaudeville he should frame some- 
thing different he is not able to 
hold the big time position accorded 
him this week as a single. ^ girl 
partner would be the logical ar- 
rangom* rt with a little dancing, to 
a song story frameup. If he is in 
the varieties for a few weeks, it 
will be a question of how good a 
name it is as to how far h*> mn po. 
The act as shown will not carry 
him. 



MORRISSEY and YOUNG. 
Talk, Song and Dance. 
16 Mina.; One. 
Greeley Sq. 

Two men. Straight and "nut" 

vis-a-vis in eccentric get-up, In- 

gogglcs. The crossfire 

, wanders, telling in flashes and 

The placidly trite in others. The special 



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name has value and could be made 
of value, for the act and the house, 
the latter especially through the 
publicity in connection with the re- 
lationship. Bime. 



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ADAMS and CHASE. 
Singing and Dancing. 
10 Mint.; Full Stage. 
American. 

Man and woman open with brief 
announcement, he attired in Tuxedo 
suit, she making several changes of 
costume. Her first is a crinoline 
for a brief minuet dancing num- 
ber; he a song while she changes; 
he off while she does toe dance in 
ballet skirt; he another short ditty 
to enable her to jnake another 
(han^t — a double darue of various 
kinds. The woman is statuesciuc 
an«l well gowned. Excellent three- 
a day turn. 

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'topical number means nothing and 
pitches the expectations up to a 
point that never happens, bursting 
like an empty bubble as a result. 
From the dance part on the duo 
had easy sailing up to and Including 
that burlesque Apache dance im- 
pression (announced) for the get- 
away. Thanks to the comedian the 
number progressed into a howl be- 
cause oi his studiously affected and 
effective low comedy business. 

The straight is capable and an 
excellent feeder. With material of 
quality the team can graduate into 
regular company on their merits 
fdt handling lines and business. 
This present routine ought to c.irry 
them around In the trey or fourth 
spots on the thrce-a-day. 



"ANNABELLE." 

Musical F^' • < 

28 Mine; Full Stage (Special Sat). 

5th Ave. 

"Annabelle" is a revised edition 
of a girl act which played about un- 
der the name of "Olives." There is 
a cast of six, two men and four 
girls, all principals. The piece car- 
ries a little story which becomes 
rather indistinct toward the finish, 
although it apparently ends hap- 
pily. 

The two boys are clean <"t, 
dressing straight. The comedy lines 
are handled nicely and easily with- 
out beinef forced, the comedian get- 
ting away without giving the Im- 
pression of trying to be funny. The 
straight man has a pleasing voice 
and puts over very well the melody 
strain of the piece, "Girl of My 
Dreams," a "Follies" song of a sea- 
son or two ago. 

The girls are youthful, lively and 
pretty. The prima donna is very 
blonde and attractive and possessor 
of an excellent soprano. It is so 
good another song at least would 
not be amiss. The sister team is 
the out and out hit. They dance 
and sing harmony of the Duncan 
Sisters type and put it over. The 
.siw.. has a sense of humor and 
this combined with the singing and 
dancing gives them the foundation 
for a real sister act. These two 
girls will bear watching. The 
fourth girl has little to do aside 
from speaking a few lines. 

The opening scene is an interior 
and the closing an exterior show- 
ing a country store and a set house. 
Both look well without being elab- 
orate. 

The act now is ruhning a trifle 
too long. There seems to be too 
much explaining at the opening for 
what follows. The opening should 
be cut down, the talk being all ex- 
planation without entertainment. 

The turn is pleasing, has youth, 
good looks, ringing and dancing. 
For the big time it is worthy of a 
No. 3 spot and for the better grade 
of smair big tlmo is a real feature. 
It would be an excellent attraction 
for the middle wect houses. 



JOSIE ROONEY and SAMMY 

WESTON, '.:tr} K*^- 

Songs and Dances. 

20 Mint.; Full Stage (Special Set). 

5th Ave. 

Joste Rooney has played this spe- 
clalty around with two other boys. 
This is the first with Sammy 
Weston and the new boy at the 
piano. The piano player sings all 
the time about what Josle is going 
to do and what Sammy will shovt. 
and how he happens to be there 
himself, all superfluous and making 
the act draggy, the worst fault with 
a turn of this kind. 

Weston and Miss Rooney are a 
good combination and they are 
capable of putting over a classy, 
good looking act in a silk set, but 
they are beating around the bush 
too much in this frame-up. They 
have all the material at hantl. if 
they will throw out what Is not 
needed and get down to the cases 
they will be there. 

Josie is cute and plump and 
dresses beautifully. In - . many 
years of retirement she must have 
kept in practice with her feet, for 
her dancing Is as good, if not bet- 
ter, than ever. Her voice is also 
pleasing though small. Mr. Weston 
makes a good partner, stacking up 
well as to size and appearance and 
dancing and working with her very 
nicely. 

The act closed the show here; no 
spot, for it. 



CORfNNE ARBUCKLE. 

Songa. 

12 Mins.; On«» 

American. 

This young woman has evi<lently 
attempted to 'get a.way from tjie 
regulation routine of a singing 
single and gone in for a sort of 
Kngiish song scene. She opens 
with the footlights off, in front of 
a dark velvet drop, with her face 
ht^htrd up by a lamp concealed in 
a corsage bouquet. A short ex- 
planatory number is to the effect 
that "It's the way you do it that 
makes a song worth while." The 
remainder of the act is in full light 
and is a combination of ditties 
built upon the skeleton "How I Re- 
member " (change to milkmaid*' 
gingham dress stuff). It is fhs 
story of a country girl, now a "wise- 
cracking" chorus girl, brought t« 
the city by a touring manager who 
promised her stellar engagements, 
limousines, etc. In this framework 
she sings an Indian number, in cos* 
stume, a wlHstling ditty,, parading 
back and forth, etc., winding iip 
with the information that ^lots of 
girls started as she did. 

Miss Arbuckle is a smart look- 
ing, clean appearing young woman, 
Just a trifle harsh in the manner she 
puts over a number, has not yet 
Worked out the idea to its full pos* 
sibilities and gives indication of 
far-reaching development. At pres- 
ent she Is no l>etter than a goo4 
three-a-day turn. 

Jolo. 



HUSTON RAY. 

Pianist. 

13 Mins.; One. 

Huston Kay has been pocom- 
panist heretofore in several produc- 
tion turns in vaudeville. He's a 
concert pianist of ability, with 
personality and a modest, but at 



SPENCER and ROSE. 
Song, Talk and Dance. 
16 Mins.; One. 
58th St. 

If this two-man team should In- 
terest the bookers sufficient to war- 
rant awarding them a route, it's a 
safe bet they will hot disport them* 
selves on any but the very poi< 
houses. Their material is all wrong, 
trite nnd familiar, with the at- 
tempts at original gagging long 
winded and prolonged, as .a result 
of which the point flops ^nd sq do 
they. As for the songs, the Hebe 
comedian's "Vm In Love" has seen 
veteran service. The opening ditty 
about the vocalist's gal's immediate 
family being such nice people is 



the same time, effective method of 

presenting his offering, which is of j ^^'^^ ^^^ familiar by now and never 

the straight piano variety. A baby ^^» ^"y too strong. The best thing 

grand was used at the 23rd St. If the boys possess are two pairs of 

this was the house piano, It must nimble legs and ankles, which they 

have been recently purchased, for 

strange to .say, it was in tune. Two 



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((lupit's jnt rt^liM toi .\ scMij^ 
«;, I : inpress for !•»» stnipN re<'i 
y,,u i; iM not (irlivercil with an> 
rl.i.:;. 1 i/ily, listlessly, lacUadai.'-u - 
ai!\. w.ih a rnaiUed "tired" fetlint.'. 
Tin eii-uing l)iMi> ditty leatliug up 
to tlie dunce is reeled off ditto, as 
a result of whii h the au<lienee 
M.uts coolly with all tlieir stuff. 
The l)oy's Frisco Jazz dance K^f 
Kr..<:liing; the gal's l>lues nothing 
I » ; ai;so of amateurish delivery. 
Th» routine in geneial is of small 
tirri( riuality, deserving nothing bet- 
t« I than opening the show, as here, 
«jr 'at best in the No.i>S > ' < ( ; 



BERRIE and BONNIE. 
Singing, Piano and Dancing. 
10 Mins.; One. 
American. 

Man op<ns with announcement 
.'^ojig, g«ies t(j pjano, girl enters 
fiom oppo.sile siiU, sing^ sy ncop.lted 
niiniber wjth swaying; conversa- 
tional ballad duct with neat step- 
ping; he piano solo nwdky; she in 
pink satin and laee pa jama suit for 
"dream" nong; he pianolog mixed 
with stepping, shi' joining in short 
■lull and knickeiN with crossfire 
while stepping. Acceptable threc- 
a-dajr actt 



FOX and VINDETTA. 
Songa wnd Dance. 
11 Mins.: One. 

A man and woman song and dance 
arrangement which follows along 
the lines of most of the other man 
and woman teams. The couple 
wear evening clothes and the ap- 
pearance is all that could bo desired. 
The woman's second dress Is a be- 
coming creation th.it is spoiled by 
too much adornment. With the 
sash and flowers removed It woulJ 
be a very becoming robe. The sing- 
ing Is Just fair and that's also 
about as f(|ir as the dancing gets, 
but altogether it makes an act that 
can probably get away No. 2 in the 
Lpew houses. The girl Is m ., 
a song with a lyric that is a lift 
from "All By Myself." The idea Is 
alao carried out. 



sehctions of a classical nature in- 
troducing operatic themes with 
deftly executed variations, then a 
medley of old time standards such 
as "►Swanec River," "Home Sweet 
Home," etc.. with chromatic runs 
tn.'it sounded more like Carnegie 
Hall than vaudeville, a medley of 
old i)op S(.ngs "Itosie O'Ctrady," etc.. 
also with variations, , and an up-to- 
date pop medley constituted the 
repertoire. 

Mr. Ray, who appears to be 
about 18 or 20, wears Tuxedo as 
If he were used to it and displays 
showmanship that betokens exper- 
ience. He cleaned up a hit unusual 
for No. 2 at the 23rd St.. j :t short 
of stopping the show. The act can 
hold a: early spot In the big timo 
shows and will lend class to any 
type of bill, net the "class" that 
arises from silk drapes, but the 



should feature more and not rele- 
gate and submerge under this mass 
of alleged singing and trite 
verl)iage. 

They deuced it at this hou.-'C and 
won the most on the hoofmg. 
equally on their ability and tlic 
sympathy angle because t-f th« hnt 
weather. 



PEREZ and MARGUERITE. 

Juggling. 

12 Mins.; Full Stage (Special 

Scenpry). 
Fifth Ave. 

A male juggler in evening clofhe^ 
with a female assistant, who dr e* 
nothing more than hand blni ol)- 
jects. The man Is short and la« i<R 
appearance and personality. H<' 
hesitates after each trick waiting 
for the applause, which doe«' uoi 
always follow. The routine slwws 



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^ thing, that should draw people into fore or that Is In any way out of 
A vaudeville house who do not or- the ordinary. The act as it stands 
dinarily patroni2t it BtU. lis Just an opener for the sm.tll t^inr 



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MiQt.1 Full •tafiii ' •. _ ♦ ^ 

TIM •!— ^pw nnn m og & A» 
.Rplte't B«w act will llrat ttrik^ tlw 
auditor. It te •pliNiilldlr .l^ut aim- 
ply Mt and th* olMa arltlBc from 
it if carried tbrouflimit i\Ke turn, to 
iU people and varied :mufllq, In tl;e 
ffMne illgBlfled manner. .The turq 
affioffda eatertalnmnol different from 
the uMial reyO^ and laatrlot ao-: 
cordance ivUli lU>ti^ 

The aot la . all muale.. from braaeea 
to a violin and- aonfff. The braoaei 
open and cloee the turn, with Mr. 
*Rolfe leading in the orchestra. In 
between a young woman plays a 
violin with some expression, but the 
male singer has naught beyond 
enunciation to recommend . him. 
Bis voice is noisy. A sextet num- 
tv of four women voices, a pianists 
and- a comet soloist » was distlD^ 
gitiafaed by the soloist going besrond 
the medium of his instrumental* mm** 
alb iby making the harmony of the 
number so' effective <tha4iouse- -re- 
sponded with proper ' applause 
Lat^r tn'the' brasa^ flnale* with three 
tromboncv and tfareb cornets, tha 
sestet equally divided as to sex. the 
eei^MFflst again in Tagging the- med'- 
leygave it its best strength. '« - 

'Thei¥ is a flower-bedecked set' 
ting, not extravagant but pretty. 
The audience looks'* through a pil- 
lared porch onto a laUSseaiie; It 'Is 
attractive when flrst seen and lioldi 
the eye. The women are comely 
and their dressing :s,^tUBed tp the 
rest of it. \J . 

Among the pioneers of the niore 
important producers of' vaudeville. 
B. A. Bolfe left the field some years 
agdi, ''tie returns with a worthy 
ah)ft dc^s^rving a<<t. drie in the spirit 
ot^'thV advanced days. Upholding lii 
Its'ctasfl and treatment the trend df 
the Vaudeville proifress. Bime.! 

LC8TER and MOORE.-. 
Qongst Talk and Danoino* 
16 Mins.} One. 

Lester and Moore; two men. both 
In eccentric comedy make-eip. 
reminiscent of - the English red- 
nosa song and dance men school, 
show plenty of poaalDilities aa a 
dMiWe of the somewhat difffrent 
orAer. . Open with a oomedy spag 



^ILLIHAN and MURRAY 
Wadcfada TaHclsf. 
Off, (•paolal Drop). 

Two bla^-ftea pomedlans with 
aa ,opei»lnf toat promises big things 
but . patera oyt and diea away . to 
the conventional ezohang|» of hack- 
neyed and moth .bitten crossflrOk 

A ourtatoad bunfc.wit^ Chinese 
lnacrlptlo|i% Is saffii upontha cuTr 
tain's riaa* Chln^sa . gutterala are 
heiird wlthr tha. curtains parting to 
reveal the "apades" lying on Jthelr 
hip smoking *^ooHaha." 

A few lines about dreams and 
they go into a routine of released 
comment about Insurance policies 
the taller member dohig a Qeorgo 
Le Malre with the other an unsuc- 
cessful Conroy. 

The 0nlsh is the lowering of an 
African Dodger curtain followed by 
talk about a Job dodging baaebaUs. 
jLhe audience then getting a .flock 
of balls thrown out. by tha^ straight 
with Which they belabor'thO) dodger* 
A'Plant has previaiialy peggedthree 
fast ones in the general Vilelnity 
bC the comic* after announcing -that 
he was Walter Johnson. 

The act'is isttre* flrefor the small 
time as long as the baseballs hold 
out. To advance, the idea will have 
to be developed and the faults of 
construction ironed out. ' ron. 



PRANK JXROMK. 
'Aarobat.'os-aBd*Daneina. • 
10 Min.|'Onai *« 

-Frank: Jerome offers a combina- 
tion of grolind> tumbling and acro- 
batic dancing with <taik of a oomedy 
"nature filling ^in before, between 
and after' ihts acr^batid and step- 
ping stunta He starts with a song, 
but stating he can't sing, goes into 
:a brief bit of- talk, which leads" up 
.to -the announcement l.e >wlll>..recite 
any of 40<^ recitations he' iiaa mem- 
orised, reouesting audience to call 
for favorites^ Galls for "Ounga 
Dhin." "Boots" and other atandai^s 
bring forth another announcement 
by Jerome that as long^aa the audi- 
ence can't agree, he will dance in- 
stead. Neat little comedy idea. 
Well executed acrobatic dance fol- 
lows. 

Jerome took up a one-string 
fiddle next., but Just as he 



withgood lyrics that sounds like an about to play the 'string broke. If 



FIRdUSON and CONNINQHAM. 
Aof^balia ComMianai 
7 Mliis.1 Two, 

Haia- off to these revered vaude- 
vllUaa% : Barney IPerguson and 
dforga Cunningham.. Two real old 
timan. I?ergusonk €4 years of age; 
CunDlngham. tl yearSf.or a com- 
bined total, of 1S7 years. *""" 

That these two old. performers 
steeped^ In the variety - lore of the 
days of Tpny Pastor'a should, com- 
bine aa a two-act at. their age of 
life. Is in Itself a remarkable feat 
in the annals of the stage. That 
they should accomplish a routine 
more fitted to aorobata SO years 
their Junior, is astounding and Is a 
tribute to clean living, perhaps the 
only thing that could have made 
posslMe the tumbling, "falls'* and 
stunts at their ages. 

Slides tell something of the 
^en's former' appearancea* • • Old 
playbllla < Show a feature In Fefiiu«« 
son and' Mack aild bl Ccmninghlkm 
and Qnint, a btaektaoe-'tum. ^Bklt 
thei^ are . Other oomblnatlona <iw 
wMch the -men were paft' It is 
Just < a few weeka ago that thdy 
thooght-^ teaming. ' That followed' 
their appearance at one ' of the K.' 
Vi,- A. Jftthwn Nights, immediately* 
it was apparent that the eld-timera 
ccnfd venture fort|i regularly ''if 
they so cared. 

They appear as a pair of "dacme** 
p omed tans bf the old aehoot.- be-^ 
wittbdaitd in skirts of knee length, 
with tM and greeih the colors Of 
their ' ''frocks." Almost Immedi- 
ately there was tumbling and 
though they both puffed a bit. there' 
was tumbling and solid faHs taken 
that surprised. Then a double torn- 
over stunt at the close waa worked 
for comedy and raalty looked a- feat 
for men of such years^ - 

DMnng the wlga for a bow. Fer- 
guson displayed a shock of gray 
hair, while Cunningham's' pate was 
bald, such as any man of his years 
is entitled. 

Ferguson and Cunningham rate 
as a real curiosity, but there is 
vastly more to their re-entry into 
vaudeville. It. appeared that thoy 
worked a bit too hard; all the more 
their appearance Is a signal of rare 
courage and deserves all approba- 
tion. ' /5ee. 



fMKLOOY QARDEft" .(>>. 
Musical. - • .L 
14 Mina.1 Four (Special Settins). 
6Sth St. 

Before a very striking woodland 
soene carrying, with it a waterfalls 
lighting effect, four women open 
ensemble performing on brass in-' 
struments. Cornet and trtenbone 
soloes follow in the order named, 
the balance of thcf routine being en« 
aemble work, featuring- the brass. 
The fifth woman comprising the act 
comes on towards the end. perform - 
mg on a slide trombone. 

The' numbers have been Judi- 
ciously selected, shaping up into a 
smoothly running program on the 
whole.' The act qualiflos for a fea- 
ture spot on the three-a-day. 



esKlusive. Double dance next^ both 
flrat <fiate ateppers.. Comedy Mt 
with- one playing fife and the otter 
alnglng. into a top basoo leada to 
another bit which has one eC thia 
man -telling a oomody atory and the 
other,, interrupting. , Some likeable 
aroso. talk blended In. 

Double comedy number. In Bpan^ 
ishi waits tempo, followed by one of 
men< essaying , aerloua bit. with tte 
other breaking him up by playing 
harmonica and the flrst mentioned 
finally going into danca Double 
atepping for finish^. Both; have good 
aensf of comedy values.- working In 
an. ^aay manner. Bore In the pop 
houses as now arranged. Likely 
candidates for an ear^ spot in the 
better houses. Bell. 



planted, tt was convmclng. A little 
gagging, then a dance featuring 
Russian- steps, split and 'high kicks. 
Back somersaaitt tislng head in- 
stead of faanda.' a cap wltlv padded 
top being used. Acrobatlos with a 
hoap. for finish. Jerome works in 
dark oloihea and straw hat.^ Neat 
appearantf^. Crowds a lot of en- 
tertainment into small space of 
time. Will- do nicely for the pop 
bills. < BelL 



LILILIAN BOARDMAN. 



BUD BERNIK. 
Sengs and Piano. 
10 Mins.; One. 
City. 

UUd Bernic is a slnglnff .pianist 
Who has heretofore appeared with a; 
girl partner. Hla Initial appearance 
in New York as a ilngle was made 
Monday at the City. For his single 
effort Bernle haa routined a aeries 
of published numbers in such a 
manner as to make them stand up 
as the nucleus of a vaudeville offer- 
ing. For published numbers he haa' 
■lade a good selection, having takon 
aongs of the hour that are practl- 
•ally fool proof. 

Bernle delivers his numbers 
while at a piano in "one," in most 
Instances accompanying himself, 
also bringing the orchestra into 
play for some of the work, in song 
delivery he Haa a certain assutancc 
and personality that is beneficial 
With the showmanship of this boy 
sure to keep him going in Ihe right 
dlrecllofi. 

OCTAVO 

Songs. 

13 Mint.; One. 

Greeley Sq. 

MiHM Octa.vo is a double voiced 
VooaliHt featuring the baritone 
openinf; oft-stagc and entnring for 
a cordial surprise sies^c. Ilor Mo- 
saic pronie belled the ensuing; Irish 
iiria. but the house was kind and 
Brow .ii>prociative with each suc- 
co.Hsive offering. As a matter of 
f.tot. it Hoems they were waiting for 
th»» .^inper to do an unwiRSins act 
:>Md disclose the EltinRe, but when 
AIIhs Octavo let down her resse.s 
(as if the decollette did not betray 
her SOX already!) she won suinclenl 
ft s Ivo to warrant a legitimate en- 
core, which was accepted. 

The pop houses' audiences :4hould 



KANE and CHIDLOW. 
Talk and: Songs* 
16 Mine.; One. 

Kane Is the semi-nut. Chldlow 
the OOP "straight.** Crossfire leads 
up to an Irish nimiber. by the 
straight Tl|ei| a auarrel sf epe. with 
the partners deciding to split., Kane 
'demands his coat back from Cnid- 
low« The latter renioves his cop's 
uniform, exits and returns 'with a 
blue business suit in straight aitire. 
He d imaA4a the return of his shoes 
now adore ing Kane's pe^al organs. 
The latter acquiesces and removes 
one shoe, disclosing a half nude foot 
The house laughed shamelessly, but 
ashamed nevertheless, so whether 
that bit goes is debatable. Then a 
mother sob bit which the comlo ex- 
plodes leading up to a EVenchy get- 
away. 

Tn the course of the quarrel scene 
the argument Is tliat both came 
Bast from the West to make good 
with the local audiences, and this 
continuous quibbling won't get them 
anywhere. This is probably a lead 
on the Act's previous sojourn west 
of the Alleghanies at least. It's new 
hereabouts, but should spot well on 
pop house bi-Its. 



^*»«^il9thV.A«. th^XjIJ^i ^prf^i^»\S^-. standard optyicrs, t^Qi^ .closers 



ing in the »ecoiid position. 



HUMBERTO BROTHERS. 

Acrobstt. 

10 Mins.; Two (SpecisI). Full Stsge. 

Two men. both in clown while, of 
similar stature and uniformly cos- 
tumed, In an acrobatic routine, 
featured with speed and noalnena of 
execution. Make-ups. rostuminff 
and manner of worklnt? much on 
order of Contlnt-nlal aorobata. 
Special ganb-n sot u.vd for major 
part of act.. Scarlet pintnloons of 
men blend in well wifh Mcenio 
background. maUin« for .vi'^bl 
value. 

Ground tiimblint? of jdvancod sort 
takes up mo.st of luac To full 
stajfo for f<'.iture and clo.sini; trick. 
a back Homer.sault fioni atop a 10 
foot high and foot Hf|uaro |»cdea- 
tal, by mounter to shoulders of 
underst.nnder. A bit of mild com- 
edy tries here and there, which 
doesn't Interfere with th,» acrobat.s. 



Brtt. 



f Mine.; Ond. 
Vretdrra. 

Lillian Boardtnah la the prodtict 
of the Qua fidWkurda sehobl and she 
has gone back to the old "School- 
days" and other of BMwards produ<i>- 
tlbns for the flnisfa to her present 
vaudeville specialty. 

There is no question aa to voice. 
Lillian Boardman hiu it and she 
knows how to use It' but as just a 
straight single for' vaudeville it 
doesn't m^an enough. The prod he'* 
tlon field is where she belongs, and 
kny of the musical combinations 
should be bverjoyOd to fet a voice 
of her calibre. 

However, Philadelphia Jack 
O'Brien's new physloal culture 
schOQl could probably do more for 
Lillian Boardman right now than 
anything else. She haa lost some 
weight since with Kitty Oordon. but 
muet stilt take off more. 

A pretty face tapped oft with a 
corking voice Misa Boardman. after 
the' reduction process. wiU have no 
trouble stepping Into her place in 
the fold. 



HARRAH atid RUBINI. 
Skating and Aobofdiion. 
14 Mins.; Full Stase and One. 
Fifth Ave. 

Vaudeville Is ,s6rt of running to 
now. and stHtiige eombinatlOnS. 
This is a little different fi?m any*- 
thing yet seen. A roller skater who 
does. a monolog and a girl who plays 
the accordion. It is not a particu- 
larly happy combination. 

llarrah is a clean cut looking Voy 
who handles himself very well on 
the skates and the girl Is young and 
pretty and plays the "In and outer" 
all right, but the two specialties do 
not blend In any way and it is 
bard to make them anything but 
two singles. 

At present Ifarrah Is coming out 
with the girl in "one" with a minia- 
ture instrument strapped to bis 
shoulders, but whether he plays it 
or not is a mystery to the poopN* m 
front. It .ippearod as though' he 
was faking and was cariying the 
thing for a laugh, which would be 
all right if he got the laugh. It 
would be tictter than if he really 
played it. but he doesn't get fh** 
comedy. 

I Mending skating and aeoordion 
se^ms to bo too much for the 
coupl<*. irnle,<»8 llarrah cnn bring 
t!»e comedy out as the main feature 
it would be well to try Hom<«tbing 
else. 

The t»resent ofTcrlng isn't any- 
thing. 



BARONKSS DB TORNOFF. 
jBbngs. - ^^ - 
IS Mlnsii Ona. 
Fifths AVfc 
; The Baroneii ' carries a piano 
player, 'a drop and a dog. ' Someone 
isent the Buisian' Udy in to sing 
afrkight tonka to the American 
jpObllo. The AniaHcan pobllo stbod 
abdut three quietly and In h digni- 
fied manner. Had ttia 1^4ronesa 're- 
treated at the prbber tima ail would 
liave^been. well. LjDt ahd. liiUatad 
upon 'coming back and .'90 tl»a Amer- 
ican publlo; b^ing jin^.'fffivi*ifp9^^ 
kipdiy mood, pontlhue^tta.brliiig. bar 
bacK for. 14 bPF' .<o4)unted)| and, .^ 
speech (hear^. and In ^act.follbw- 
ing the old gag. tbey wera still ap«^ 
plaudlng her two acts later. , 
: The Russian lady practically 
broke up the ahew at thia perform- 
ance; for the -audience waa started, 
and they made it hard for everyone 
else On the bilL Aa the Baroness 
was No.'S. only the opening, act 
•mlased the fireworks. 
' The Baroneas appeared aa though 
she had never be^n on the- atage 
before and the piano player, female, 
acted aa though the lights affected 
her. Her bows, after the piano aolo. 
started some of the "rasa.** When 
a big good-looking dog came hop- 
ping on the stage for no reason at 
all and was seint off wlthoult doing 
ahything the berry w^ tacked ante 
tii0 rass. 

Disturbances in theatres are an- 
noylgig. It didn't get far hare for 
the management haa Ita addflliioea 
pretty well^uessed out and is ready 
for this sort of thing, but In some 
houses it woiild have taken, on ihe 
form of real rough stufir. 

The fault lies with whoever 
placed the act in the houae. Any- 
one who saw it and then let it get 
in a real theatre ahould be blamed. 



•'REVUKTTES OF tS2i* <4). 
Sengs, Osnees and Comedy. 
18 Mins.; Ons (Special Drop)* 
City. 

Thia aot is apparently but a 
aummer vehicle for its players, un-^ 
d9ubtedly from burlesque. The 
openlpg brings forth an announo«>r, 
who explains that they will on- , 
deavor to burlcsQuo the various' 
phased of ^he stage, after which a 
girl' toe dancer does a specialty 
dance. '. inimediately burlesqued by 
two men. A diminutive girl in a 
tin soldier oostume works hard with 
a number supposedly a burlesque on 
vaudeville, following which the 
drop is separated, displaying a 
cabin- for a burlesque on the drama. 
This is intended for the feature, but 
falls down heavily. It is long drawn 
but and devoid of oomedy llnea of 
value. * 

Just Where this act caii fit in a> 
bill is a question. It doesnOt tup*' 
pear atrdng enough for the leoal' 
smatl ttanf» bilia hot may have a? 
chance It offered at a price for ovel^ 
the summer. 



THOMPSON snd ROBINSON. 

Talk. 

10 Mins.] One. (Speeial Drop.) 

An act Richards and Kyle did on 
the big time a few yeara ago. It 
has to do with a man at hla club 
and the wife* calling for him. Not 
being able to get in aha- sends In the 
name of an actress and the man 
comes down to find a lady heavily 
veiled. He pierces the disguise and 
the usual man and wife argument 
ensues. 

These acts depend entirely on 
#ho la doing them. * One ooaple can 
make It sound fins where another 
Just make It talk. 

In this ease the couple do fairly 
wen, but they lack the abUlty to 
do a little aomothing besides which 
the original couple possessed. The 
finish is- weak and will have to be 
bolatered up before the act la really 
playable. With this remedied, what 
goea before will get by all right. 

The couple were handicapped by 
the heat and the mood of the au<^ 
dience. Comedy talk when It is 
no^ going sounds very flat. 

FRED HUGHES and CO. 

Songs. 

16 Mins.; One. 

Fifth Ave. 

Fred HuglK-s is a ^fng'-r from IJie 
records. Ho is a big man. p^.som- 
bling in >'ipi>'Miance and in the 
manner of Ueiivcry I<'rank Morrel of 
"That Quart 01" days, but ho hasn't 
the bull way of putting them over 
ttiat Frank has. 

IlijglK'.s' voire seems only good 
in Mpot.s, at tiin«'s it is unmusical, 
if tiir>ro Lh such a term. A male 
pi.'ino pl.iyer b«'lps out in a couple 
of nunribcrs. 

IlMi;hes as a .slr^iigbt singer will 
have to stand comparison with 
Allan lldgiMS. Cr;iig Cam[>bell, John 
.Ste^'l ^nd otboi.H; he is not able to 
.slatid tho test. 

At the Kifth Av^. he did well, b t 
did not .arou.«e the enthusiasm these 
sort of Hpccialtles, when th'»y ar<' 
r:ght, usually do. 

Hughes may have been hnndl- 
rapped by a single woman e.%rlier 
on the bill doing a straight singing 
act running into trou(»le with (he 
dildicnco. 



<nrHE SNCHANTED MUMMY**' 

<t1). 
Oaiipea. 

:itf tflW^ Full stags (Spbelar tel). 
jOlty. • 

! Jgalt IH WlBterg la the apanabr 
iof Chla Hgypti m dattoa^ oOartiig eC* 
WkM Ivyitoaasadhhimif a>»tfci^ 
faatiirb msaahsra>t 'witb ^aoa 

tVMkal irirf lyrliwlpal «sd «Mllii 
ing'glria. A tlMe-AUsuKi: latra- 
duotory film opalii • gtact 'at ar 
hlstorloai ' nature, i<ssai4l|ig ttie 
wlvba'ot Pharoah who Wtra' burMl 
aUve and brought baok to life* by a> 
young prinee. ' 

FollowlRg the film the aotloii gos# 
to fun atage, dlaoloslng« palaoe aet 
with mummlaa ' aa aaoh aldew 
D« Winters aa the pirlnea bfiaga the 
mimimiea to Ufa by baattag up6b a 
aaered drum and immedlataly atarta 
Ib upon a danea routlaa wHh Miaa 
Roaa. They fallow aloaaly the ilnaa 
of othfr ngyptlaa daaoarg with th# 
doable danoaa, while enaambla mim* 
bars by tlm glrla flU la. 

The turn haa soma faali and a 
surprise ftalah with ¥feltti^ but* n aada 
to be whipped Intovgpftdlar numiag 
lotiler. :■* ■ 

The danolBS haa aal« Ihe neaaa« 
sary puneh;- Voa Slttai' Plata upas 

the aurprlae flSMk v^r--r- ^— ^r 

-..- .1.1 1 iM ... '. 

iHAW And MOIIIIft. 
Sense and TaHc 
1y Mlhi-r One. 
City. 

'Shaw and Korris coau^aa a mala 
duo with the former handling « 
dope fiend charaotertaathm and 
Morris a light Hebrew oomedy role. 
The opening efforta boaalet of 
comedy dialog followliis the cua* 
tomary' linea, Ih whloh the dope es^ 
plains hla achemea. 

As a side lasue a ballad la Intro- 
duced. ,wlth each of the mba aharlng 
the pumber. after whlcti s[ddltlaBhl 
talk until the finish, whloh is In the 
nature of a parody. 

Theae boys can afford to do mora 
singing. No. 7 at the City they 
were practically the firat aot to ae- 
cure notice Monday afternoon. It 
would be advisable to judge the 
audlenoaa aa to the amount of dla^ 
log and ainfeing to be used. At the 
City additional singing would have 
served better thi^i the talk. It 
would be the reverse In other 
houses. 

A comedy act wjfth an ace in the 
singing. 



WARD and BOHLMAN. 
Sohps and Tsfk. 
14 Mins.f One. 
City. 

Marty Ward Is a comedian from 
burlesque, taking for his vaudeville 
partner John Dohlman. a straight 
man. They offer a series of bur« 
lesque bits with songS at various 
times. Ward la fed by his partner 
for but fair comedy returns, mainly 
duo to insuinclent comedy material 
of value. Ward does a comedy reel* 
tatlon which has little value, with 
the team's best efforts being dis- 
closed In the singing. Bohlman Ih 
a likeable tenor. 

As an act foi^ over the s'lmmt^r 
Ward and liohlman will do for .s<»mo 
of the houses, but th<*y. nre not 
taking vaude.vllle seriously in U\*'ir 
present vehicle. 



DETZO RETfER. 
Clown Tumbler. 
9 Mins.; Full Stage. 
American. 

Kccentrlc convdy t'lmbler .tlmg 
the lines of the lit.» Jimmy iJi' «•. 
doing Iticu's old .si'int nT trp\t>:; 10 
pas.s tinder ili. talilu and tipHrt 'Irit; 
it. Sonier.<-:iiiU.-<, «*lr., Windini; up 
with a traveHty wi'>sthMg nritch 
with blmsfir — th.if IS, h« (mlmMm 
bulb itinniinniit. (..'ood smjtl lime 
'comr-dy tufn.t'> 'uu i« ;'.*j W^JiJe. 



16 



VARIETY 



Friday, July S, 1021 



BILLS NEXT WEEK (JULY 11) 



IN VAUDBVILLB THBATRB8 
for th« w««k with Uonaajr matinee, 



wfeoD set otberwiM 



(All hoaaea open 
taid.cated.) 

The billa below 
Ar* aupplled from. 

The manner in which these blUs are printed 
Importance of acta nor thi>lr prosram pnflttlona. 

*Hefnre name tndicutee art i« nuw doint new turn, or reappearing 
Absence from vaudoviUe. or ai>p«>arint lo city where llated for the Urat Uia«b 



are vrouped Id dlvialooa, accordlnc to the bc«klng ofBcas they 

doe* not denote tba rvlatlve 



after 



B. F. KEITH 

rulur« Tlirutre Hi.ildlnr. Htw York City 



>KW YORK CITY 

Keith'M J'alt«<e 

K.l.llo Fi.y «'.. 
• Thoyre Off " 
Mary llayru-n 
Henry Muntr<y Co 
ralo A ralf>t 
Fr'klyn (?harl. « Co 
iMayton A Ktlwurda 
LAB DrytT 
I>e Haven A NIre 

Keith's Kiverslde 

C:uH Kdwnrds Rcr 
Jvajiyuina 
Hernivlcl Ilros 
Miller A Murk 
I>uur*>l I.04> 
J.a Itelirc 2 
(Others to fill) 

Keith's Royal 
Harlan Dlxun Co 
iirennan A Ilulo 
Kdlth llr-kna Co 
Fred Elliott Oo 
Hall A Colburn 
Hazel Moran 
(Others to nil) 

Moiia' Broadway 

"Rhadowland" 
Hayatuka Vtvn 
•Tohnaon Hakcr A J 
Frank Farron 
(Others to AM) 

MoHH* Collweum 

Creole Cocktail 
Monroe A Grant 
(Others to nil) 

2d half 
ITarry J Conlry Co 
Htan Stanky 
(iillettln A Kokin 
Foley A LaTour 
The Frabellea 
(One to All) 

Kelth'a Fordham 
Miller A Mack 
W Marshall A C 
Amaranth Sia 
Harry J Conley Co 
The Frabellos 
Foley A I^Tour 
2d half 



Niobe 

••^amoya 

«'onroy A H-iward 

Wcrnor Amoroa U 

2d half 
Al K Hall Co 
Kranx A White 
Holand A DenMcId 
Kasar A Dale 
Althea Lucas Co 
}fashl A Osol 

Proctor's ftth Ave. 

2d half (7-10) 
Stan Stanley 
I A P Uerkotr 
Wilbur A Manafleld 
Warren A O'Brien 
Harry J Cooley Co 
De Lyona 
(Othera to All) 

lat half (11-13) 
V.ltlpple Huston Co 
Quizey 4 

Sthlctl's Marioncti 
(Others to Oil) 

2d half (M-17) 
.1 W Kanaome Co 
Wilton Sis 
I^e A Cranston 
(Others to All) 

CONET ISLAND 
nriffhton 

>!.ir« Pros CO 
Tatricola A Dclroy 
Jordon Oirls 
Watts A Hawley 
Willie Solar 
Craig Campbell 
Mme Herman 
(Two to fill) 

HvBdMaon'a 

Hilton A Norton 
Marshall M Co 
I'earl Regay Co 
Willie Hale A Bro 
Halg A Lavern 
3 Weber Olrls 
Riding Pchool 
Ray E Ball A Dro 

FAB KOCKAU'AY. 
U I. 



4 — 

t Ku^Ktll A rarkel* 
H'O liernfe 
i;ro\vn A O'DonncM 
Kitty Gordon Co 
Jack Wi'"r>n Co 

noSTON 

n. F. KcUh'a 

Burns Bros 

B A J Pearson 

McCormack A W 

Fred. Allen 

H A B Sharrock 

Lean A MayAeld 



Jeiiii Oranese 
Whipple Huston Co 
I'.oyce Combe Co 
(Others to fill) 

NARHVIIXE 

Prinoeaa 

(Louisville split) 

1st half 
.Tean A BIsle 
Nurd A Belmont 
"Meadowb'k Lane" 
4 Eniertalnera 



This space 



reserved for 



IDOWak 



£KRi3*"-« 




R. RBMMBNOrNGICR. Im. 
JCWELRV DIAMONDS "KVOOILINt 
PLATINUM ■'■^^•^^*^*'3||fM0UIITiliQ 

Tel. 171 JehB «S JONN tT. New Verft Olt» 



Jack Tnglls 
Monroe A CSrant 
MarKuret YounK 
i^tafTurd A DuHoas 
(Two to nil) 

l^ lit;'. TIttmllton 
M'Farlanc A Palate 
Wylle A Hartman 
Olllrttl A Kukin 
ArtlHtlc Treat 
(Two lo nil) 

2d half 
CoogA.n A Casey 
Nowell A Most 
Ciirpus Bros 
Lillian FitBgerald 
(Two to All) 

Keltla'a Jefferson 

Spoors A Parsons 
Lang A Vernon 
Carpus Bros 
Nowell A Moat 
(Two to All) 
2d half 
TTarry I'rlce 
Thko a (iroy 
Amaranth Si8 
(Others to All) 

Moaa' R4tgent 

Margaret Young 
Harry Price 



ColambI* 

Williams A Wolfun 
Kranz A White 
Stan Stanley 
7 Hriic'ks 
(Two ♦'> f^"> 

2d half 
Nat Nasaaro Jr Co 
Jimmy Lucas Co 
M'Farlane A Palace 
(Others to All) 
BBOOKLYN 
Keith's Boshwlek 

E Barrymore Co 
Ames A Winthrop 
Rd Ross 

Klslo Ia Bergere 
Black A t.i'Donnell 
Jack Hanley 
(Others to All) 

Keith's Orpbcam 

Chic Kalo 
Ned Norworth Co 
Mabel Sherman 
Harry Holman Co 
<i Brown Bros 
F'ord A (loodrich 
Wm Mandel Co 
i'ercz A Margucrito 

Keith's Greenpoint 



BAB Wheeler 
l,a Bilbiunitu 

CINCINNATI 

Keith's I'olnre 

Munlcal Johnstons 
Rome A Waner 
l\trlifiel A Laniul 
MiiHon & Shaw 
The Rials 
Mohr A Vermont 
Arco Bros 

CLKVELANIJ 

Hippodrome 

Josio O'AIeera 
Ryan A Bronson 
penny A Barry 
Moran A Mack 
Tt riipest A Sunnhi"< 
Black well Co 
Herman Timbeif,' 
Vce A Tully 

I>KTR<)IT 

Temple 

Clinton Sis 
J A K Burke 

mcRro a rupic 

Ri<-o A Newton 
Lou DocUatadter 
Teron*' A Oliver 
Lloyd A Ooode 



Bryant 841-842 



m:\vark, n. 

Proctor's 

2d half (7-10) 
' Duiuinies" 
•(Jeo Van Horn 
Wliikiple Huston Co 
Lane A Hendricks 
Hoy Harrah Co 
Jaik Modowan Co 
}layataka Bros 

iMl half (11-13) 
LiUle Jim 
•Wiule Booth 
Will Mahoney 
(Others to All) 

2d half (14-17) 
*(Jreenwood Kids 
Quixoy 4 
WatHon SIh 
l)«'voe A Stat/.er 
(Others to All) 

NEW ORLEANS 

Palace 

(Mobile split) 
Ist half 

The Thee 

VliUct Carleton 

Delmorc A Moore 

llappi 

Bally Hoo 3 



BOB CAKRIB 

AUSTIN and ALLEN 

"BROADWAY TO THE ORIENT" 



.1 



SlH 



I 



S Blondy ,t 
I '-van A pilnt 
(Two to till) 

2d half 
Lnnff it \'iini)n 
Siioorn A I'ai'sons 
\\'i rner Amoros i 
ArtlHtic Treat 
(Two to All) 

Keith's 8lNt St. 

Van Iluvcn 

Vvefle 

•Cha.H Harrison Co 

WalKh A Kd wards 

'Marart A Jlradf'd 

La .Mont 3 

Keith'w II. O. II. 

2d half (7-10) 
AI K Ball Co 
Cahlll A Itomalne 
J 'inn A .Sawyer 
Td to fill) 
half (11-1.1) 
A S»'ymour 
(JraneK'.' Co 
L»'Clalr 
• Uurr\)iaMi »V M< avjs 

tOflWTH 111 (ill) 

2d half (1(17) 
< 'i' obi »."tu Ulall 



(Olh. 

iHt 

H A 

.!• an 
John 



Burl 



2i\ half ( 
Aiulcrsofi a;- 
Jean <iiaii« <»(• 
\.in Ci'llu tV Mary 
•I'.' ( k A Barry 
(nt hers to fill) 

1st hair (11-13) 
I'ronin A Hurt 
Hal Johnstone Co 
(Others to All) 

2d half (14-17) 
*.\dama A KohinKon 
MrT>evltt Kelly A g 
(Others to All) 

Keith'a ProHpect 

2d half (7-10) 
"Shadowland" 
Frank Farron 
Hal JohttMtono Co 
(irecnlee A I^rayinn 
I'lrez A MurKUi-nte 
»(.>lherH to All) 

1st half (11-13) 
T) I) H ? 
MrUtvitt Kelly 
The HenninK>< 
(Others to till) 

2d half (lt-1 
Solly Ward Co 
lJe\an A Flint 



MANUEL ROMAIN 

TRIO 

The MInatrel r.nd Phonogmph Singer 

Thonms ROMAIN BMymond 

Kag Hingers and Dan<>«ra 

381 Highland Ave., Somervlllo, Mmtut. 



A Q 



•) 



CHICK— 



—ROSE 



YORK and KING 

Previ.t "THE OLD FAMILY TIN TYPE" 
— IIUOKKif M>l,ll) ON KKirii'S TIM!': — 



Larry Harklns Co 

HOLYOKE, BIAH<4. 

Moantaln Park 

Walthour A P 
Lillian Isabelle 
Valentine Vox Co 
Clark A Bergman 
Joe Towle 
Reddlngton A O 

2d half 
Collins A IMIlard 
Clark A Bergman 
Milt Collins 
The Herberts 
(Others to All) 

.IKRSRY CITY. N..I. 

II. F. Keith's 

2il half (7-H>> 

^tr•I)..vltt Kelly \ {.i 

I'oli'y iS.- I.a Tiiiir 
Fr« il Allen 
Keddinplon A O 
Kraiik J'.or<l.M 
The Hennlm^H 

iHt half (11 i:t) 
Finn A Suwyer 
Leen A Cranaton 
Coofrnn A Cast-y 
(Othera lo till) 

2d half (14-17) 
Moore A FieUlB 
John LeCliiir 
"Melody (Jard'-n" 
(Others to fill) 

l.nilSVILLR. KY. 

Keltli'M National 

(.N.ishvillo split) 
l?.t half 
I'owaril A Scolt 
l.anuton Smith .Nr I. 
Corfman A Can oil 
Mit'hon Bros 
(Ono to All) 

MOIIILK, ALA. 

Lyric 

(New Orlfunn split ) 

iHt half 
T))e SteimardM 
Wm Wolf.; A twirls 



.I.kIv .<: Il«all 
M A A Kiiyie 
Ti •'!in"ll o 



St. Ill 



Cionin A Hart 
(Oili.is to till) 
Proctor's liMU St. 

2d half (7 10) 
Colly A N- i.'^oii 
l)iV(i.i \r .'^tiif/<r 
ll:(»i.ir.l-i .V ^Val^h 

l.r .» ,V i 'r.i livt nil 

Wii: ,Ma)ii»n'y 

Iht h.ilf ( 1 I- M) 
Moor..' A I'k IiIh 
Wilton .^is 
AINr.j 
(«,)th' r- '■» fill) 

2d n.i'.t (14, IT) 

Hill .T..ht..'<toii.< Co 
Clinton .V: CaiM'*!!" 
8 liuaky .si-pP*' • 
<()l^erH to ilil). 

Proetnr'M .*»Mili <!f. 
H A 11 Ki.'-woilU 



Pehletr.s M.i 
(••therH to III: 

ATLANTA, 

Lyric 

Allen A Ciui 
ll>rsUln.l 

M. «';ir!li >• .1 



111' t >< 



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St. n 
.V W 



W.tUh K, I .1 
K . I \ I !!'H 

..| I... If 
Cfi u. 1 1 K ram. 1 .*k- C 
M 0.1 or All.n 
^In'-k A- i.Mins 
l=:iva LInv.l 
1'. nnvit .^.-tc -7 c , 

ATL.%NTIt < IIY 

(lardeii Pier 

.\r.l.riion A Yvl 
Barlrani' A Faxton 



:\IT. VKRNON. N.Y 

l*ro«'(«ir'M 

•J.l half (7 I a) 
IT.i riv 1 1 I Nil' ti • 11 
lloliii A Koj ' ." 
(.Miixi V 4 
"In Arpr.nl iiH-"' 
l\ 1 1 :• 111 II ra .1i< iin 
(I ti ii'MV-; i o f"f i i > 
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PHILADELPHI.l 

II. F. Keith's 

Francis Renault 
Aileen Stanley 
Harry Watson Co 
Horlick A a Sla 
Frlaco Co 
4 Lamy Bro.^ 
Tuck A Clair 
Kfl wards 3 
Al Herman 

PITTHBl'RCH 

DatIs 

Chiis Ledli;ar 
Carl. -ton A Ballew 
Jean .\dalr Co 
Courtney *"• 
Slgnor Frlscoe 

Klierldan Hq. 

(John.ttown Bpl:t) 

iKt half 
I' Saxon A Sis 
Mart Warner A E 
(Othera to lUl) 

PORTLANH, MR. 

11. F. Keith's 

\enion Stilea 
I»orothy Sadler Co 
Hayinond A Lytc 
U A L Bell 



J R Johnson Co 
KrMnklin Ardell Co 
MarKuerlte A A 

WA.SIIINOTON 

B. F. Kelth'a 

The Sterlings 
i'i'gify Carhart 
K< nnedy A Berle 
Florence Moore 
Sheila Ferry A Co 
Marry Delf 

YONKERS, N. Y. 
Proctor's 



Al K Hall Co 

*Buland A T^Tifieid 

Lazar A Hale 

•.Vihla 

Althea Lucan Co 

(Others to nil) 

2d hair 

MrCloud A Norman 
('•ayiord A Lanettm 
Wyli«> A Hurt man 
Manning Sia Co 
Si.moya 
<Two to All) 



If Yuu WInIi European Ka.;ageinenla 

CHARLES BORNHAUPT 

It rue des Princes (Pluo« de la Moanale) 
BKIHHELS 



DR. JULIAN SIEGEL 

Ofllclal Dentist to the N. ▼. A. 
1493 BROADWAY (Pstsasi Bsiltflat). New Yerti 



rOU'H tIRCl'lT 



BKIUGEPOBT 

Poll's 

F A A Smith 
BAM Howard 

Chong A Moey 
Eddie Foyer 

2d half 
Blue Cloud A W 
Chamberlain A R 
Wells Virginia A W 
Bernard A. Townes 
(One to All) 

HARTFORD 

Capitol 

T^wton 

Frances Bell Co 
Potson 
'Magic Pan" 
(One to.All) 

2d half 
Will Morris 
Hehn Moretti 
Cuattng Campbells 
(Two to All) 

NKW HAVEN 

Palace 

Will Morris 



Chamberlain A BS 
Wells Virginia A W 
Burns A Frieda 
(C>no to All) 

2d half 
Chong A Moey 
E A M Howard 
P J White Co 
Kddle Foyer 
(One to All) 

8CRANTON, PA. 

Poll's 

(Wilkes-Bee split) 

l.st half 
Nelson A Madison 
"J'roAteerlng" 
Bob Hall 

B*-n«on A Faber Co 
(<Jne Hi All) 

W'L,K'S-B'RE, PA. 

Poll's 

(Scranton split) 
1st half 
Stuart A Harris 
Rlaiiie Beasley 
I>uval A Little 
"I»re8.-* Itehearsal" 
Hlchard<) A Wal»h 



BOSTON B. F. KEITH 

Vaodeville Exchunge, Boston 



LOS ANtiELEM 

Orplienm 

Trixio Frigansa 
Mathews A Ay res 
Melville A Rule 
■'Summertime" 
Rose Claire 
Bradley A Ardlne 
Homer Romalne 
"On Fifth Ave" 

MILWAl'KEE 

Pttlaoo 

Emma Car us Co 
yuhn A Dries 



Meyer A Hanaford 
K Bernard Co 
"Ooiden Bird" 
Fulton A iturt 
Valentine A Bell 

SAN FR.%NCI8CO 

Orpheam 

Singer's Midgets 

Geo A Mooro 

Byron A Haig 
Edward Marshall 
Mang A Snyder 
Booth A Nina 
"Trip to HItland' 
Barry A Whitledge 



WESTERN VAUDEVILLE 

state- liake Theatre Baildlag. Chicago 
BELX.EVI1XE, I Mack A Salle 

ILL. I Gold A Stevens 



Stein, Harks & Hayinond 

AUTHORS and COMPOSERS 
WROTE 

WALDRON and CARLETON 

HAMILTON, New York, Now (July 1-10) 

GREEN aiTd MYRA'S 

PROCTOR'8, Yonkers. Now (July 7-10) 
— NEW ACTH — 

HOW ABOUT YOURS? 



Van 



BOSTON 

Boston 

Cello A Alary 
Pagana 
Austin A Seed 
Elm City 4 
Duly A Berlew 



Theresa A Willy 
Frank C.ould 
J A B Page 
Hite A Retlow Co 
(One to All) 

LYNN 

Ctorduii's Olynipla 



M L. GREENWALD 
.^ and LEW HERMAN 



Producers of Girl Acts anl Revues 

100 Went 4«th St., N. Y. Room 500. 

63 Grand Opera House, Chicago. 

PRESENT 

FOWLER SHERIDAN AND CO. 

in "MOMENTS MUSICAL" 



Gordon's Olympia 

(Scollay Sq.) 
Gardner A Aubrey 
Alton A Allen 
Esther 3 
(Two to All) 

Gordon's Olympia 

(Washington St.) 
Melody 8 
Scott A Christie 
Alvln & Alvln 
(Two to All) 

CAMBBIDGE 

Gordon's Cent. Sq. 

Hobaon A Beatty 
Friend A Downing 
(Others to All) 
2d halt 



Frank Gould 
Collins A Plllard 
Hitc A ReAow Co 
(One to All) 

2d half 
Hobson A I' 1' ty 
Friend A Downing 
Noel Lester Co 
(One to All) 

NEWPORT 

Colonial 

Chief Blue »'loud 
JAB Pa Re 
The Herbert H 
(Two to nil) 

2d half 
Kennedy A Davies 
Foley A O'Nell 
(Othera to All) 



WaNliington 

Denamore Sia A II 
Copper City 4 
Tinua A Ward 

2d half 
Marks A Wilson 
E Schyler t'o 
Kanaau^wa Japs 

LINCOLN, NEB. 

Liberty 

3 Marvelous Mell9 
(One to All) 

2d half 
Betty A Chappies 
.*^tanley Tripp A M 

OMAHA 

EmprefiH 

Andrews A May 
Maverly A Rogers 
Arkland A Mae 
(One to All) 

2d half 

3 Roman Gyp»l»s 
:i Marvelous Mells 
(Two to All) 

ST. LOVIS 

Columbia 



Geo Randall Co 
Ferro A Coulter 
Kanazawa Japs 

2d half 
Swan A Swan 
Morris A Vlock 
Jap 

Hamlltou'M Skyd'me 

Roaei RIAe Co 
Marks A Wilson 
Elsie Schyler Co 
Kene Fables A W 

2d half 
Smlletta Sisters 
Denamore Sis A H 
Williams Norr'w Co 

TOPEKA, KAN. 

Novelty 

Ki|ip A Kippy 
Chappelle A H 
Four Musketeers 
Aleva Duo 
(One to nil) 

2d half 
Andrews A May 
Haverly A RoK'^rs 
Acklantl A Mau 
(Two to All) 



CHICAGO B. F. KEITH 

ViMideTllIe Exchange. Chicago 
BRANTFT>, ONT. 1 Bloom A Sher 

Tompla I UillinniB A Howard 



NEW HEADQUARTERS 

GEO. CHOOS 



MARCUS 

Putnam Building, 

NEW YORK CITY . 

American I 

ThoMivollos I 



LOEW. 

New York City 

Chappelle S Co 
Dody A Herman 
Lunette Sis 



Minstrel Monarchs 
FtiMter A Seamon 
AJax A Em!!y 

2d half 
IJeut Thetion Oo 
Boyd A King 
Overholt A Young 
Geo Morton 
(One to All) 

Pulaco 
Ryan A VWo^r 
Olive A Mack 
Chas Reiliy 
Dura A Feeley 
(One to All) 



HOI hTON. TEX. 
rrinrebs 
Lamb A GooUrleb 
Bert Adlir 
Lyle A Emerson 
Worth Wayten i 
Idlllan Zlegkr Co 

2d half 
Francis A Wiinon 
porofhv B.-.rd ^'^^ 
Slack A Ha yen 
Phesay A Powell 
Uarnold's Dugs 

KANSAS riTT 



I 



VALENTINE VOX 

Originator of slnglni in two tolrc* ■tmuluneoogiy 



2d half 
Mammy 
Billy Schoen 
Aerial I^Valls 
(Two to All) 

Warwick 

Rose Miller 
Geo Morton 
I^ainne A Tolman 
(Two to All) 
2d half 
Olive A Mack 
Marino A Verga 
Dura A Faeley 
(Two to AU) 

ATLANTA, OA. 
Cteaad ' 

Ed Jlasttngs 
I A'D Carberry 
Cushing A \Xont 
Taylor Macy A H 
Flying Rusaeils 

2d half 
Dave Kindler 
Gaby Bros 
(Three to All) 

BALTIMORE 

Illppodromo 

' Wonder Girl" 
Street TV- Mn 
Overhot' A Young 
Basil A Allen 
Uyeda Japa 

BIKMINGHAM 

Bljao 

The Rlckards 
Chas Reedcr 
Dena Cooper Co 
Worth A Welling 
Beaggy A Clauas 

2d half 
Ed Hastings 
IAD Carberry 
Cushing A West 
Taylor Macy A H 



Garden 

Hal Stryker 
Galloway A Qaretta 
Violet A Lola 
Barrett A Cuneea 
Fortune Queen 
2d half 

Sullivan A Mack 
Rita Shirley 
Burke A Burke 
Prank Jahas Co 
Royal S 

KNOXVILLE 
liOew 

Dave KIndler 
Gaby Bros 
(Two to All) 
2d half 
Dancing Cronlns 
Tripoli 3 
Arno4d A Marlon 
(One to All) 

LONDON. CAN. 

1.4>ew 

"Just Friends" 
iSmlth A Cook 
Love I<awyer 
2d half 
Mr A Mrs Wiley 
Grace DeWinters 
Bob O'Connor Co 

L'G BEACH .CAL. 
8tat« 

Lockh'dt A Laddie 
Nell O'Connell 
Eldrldge B'low A B 
Texas Comedy 4 
Ling A Long 
2d half 
Toto Hammer Co 
Hclene Vmcent 
"Sweeties' 
At Gamble Co 
Four Diaz 



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* * J IN Q L E 8 
Suys: When It Comes to Speeil— SEE 
"A DANCING HONEYMOON" 

WITH 

FA YE and THOMAS 






DENTIST 

UeVICKEB'S THEATRE BLDQ. 

Dr. M. G. CARY 



SikoIaI 



CHICAGO 
Rate* to the 



Proreaal« 



lie 



WEST 47th 
Phone 



ST.. NEW YORK 
BRYANT 79DS. 



Fulton A Burt 

2d half 
Jed Dooley Co 

CANTON, O. 

Kleyers lake Ptirk 

K A B Conrad 
H.^rman A Shirley 
Melody A Rythem 
30 rink Toes 



Brindamonr 

Rl( IIMONI), 
Murray 



S. xtet 

A Raymond 



^t eds 
Jewell 
y.r I a ya 
(One to All) 
2d half 



Conley A St John 
Hert Sheppard Co 
S«'nna A .Stevens 
MeCormnek A It 
Rose C,arden 
Bert Wilcox Co 
Harry Lee 
Harry LaVall A Sis 

td half 
Poilu 

Carter A Buddy 
ArmstronK A D 
Barlett Smith A S 
Duke's Mixture 
Florence .S'elson 
.Morns A Shaw 
CITY. ! Nora Jan<' (.:o 
Victoria 
Alvln A Kenny 
Rogers Benni'li A T 
Joe Mark A Co 
wnilp Smith 
(One to till) 

2d half 
Monte A Parti 
RoH* Garden 
LrtCoste A Urnnwo 
D.aly A Bernian 
3 Wilson GlrlH 



IND. 



in 



CHICAGO BOSTON NEW YORK 

DANNY DAVILNPORT OFFICES 

Artists' Reproscntatives. 

WKtiT 4;th STREET (KomAX Illdg.) 

MICKEY CURRAN. 



Our Acta 
Huite 21.1. 

Manager 



Always Working. 
Phone: Bryant 45711 



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(II IT) 



Mullen A Con 111 
Sylvia Loyal Co 

ROANOKE. VA. 
Roanoke 

F A V. LaTour 
KloHs A Brillinnt 
Mt>oro A Jayne 
J A .M Ilarkins 
(Ono t) All) 

2d half 
Kenn'ily A K 
All xantlria 
.Intl.?* A CnvanaRh 
(Two to All) 

SCIIENECTABY, 

N. V. 

Proctor'H 

Austin A S' til 
Milt '(tllins 
(O'lirrs to '\\\) 
■2<l hair 

.Mii.Kti-n A C. 

i. II' In" Vox < '': 

■ T.)V lo 

s\ '.> to ■ 1 1 '. ) 



DAYTON 

Keith's Rtrand 

lli!l A (iuinoll 
Nick HufTord 
W.ilton A Brant 
Virginia 1. Corbln 
Princeton Five 

2d half 
Rice A Newton 
Stoedu Sozlct 



Pete Curley Co 
Powell A Adair 
Plunkolt A R 
(One lo All) 

TOLEDO 
B. r. Keith's 

Hugh Johnnon 
Hiee A Newton 
Harrlnon A C .Sis 
(Two to All) 



MARCELLA SMIELDS 

with J.\CK KANE 

ACT WRITTEN and I'KODt'CED by 

C'HANDOS SWEET 

lilt'.! Biond way .<4ulte SOI Itrytinl riO«» 



I 



half 



K 
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(Three to All) 

lOLISVILT.B 

Poo n I II in Ferry P'k 

.li>»» M'MvIn 
Moody A Duncnn 



IM half 
HIM A v<ulne1l 
Vlr;;inla l< Corbln 
Walinn A r.r.int 

N; V. KulTnrd 
J»: i.-if-tor. Five 



svi: At I Ni, 

1:. r. Keilli' 



ORPHEUM CIRCUIT 



JOHN J. KEMP 

Theatrical Insurance 

lOIIN .STRKIT NEW VORii tnV 

Phone Bow ric ".rorr. 3*00 



*M'(> Tlientre lIuildiiiK 

CilU'AtiO 

Alaj.valle 



New York City 



R n'!y:uoh,l «Ji'-U 
Wiirm<4ii Bin X .*> 
'.^oanvan A !.•« 
.'.!« Rnliey C-n 
i-arson Sisters 
Me':rath A l.^c?tV. 



I >> ;i:i 
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i:iii«j 



t r I «4 

A Ko 



.■i:mi 

'»-l|X 



S(iite-l4ike 

^: Hand 
Irrl'dr * 
Dom;Ia^ 
• her 



.. Il.kllvllll 



Lincoln Sq. 

Adaiti.»< A Ch.iMv 
Paul Karl 
Wilson A WilHon 
Mah'l Ilarp»'r Co 
Krani> r .V I'aier."ton 

:d !i:iir 

Lnlnite ,v; 'Idlman 
ILiK^CCriy A^ Gordrtn 
l-eMaire A .Sheldon 
Willie Hinlth 
Kent\' V MaHon A S 

tireelry Sq. 

Bi. kH' :; 

H.'XKK'criy A Gordtni 
r'!o!»n. - Nelson 
I.:iC<>:^t- A Bonawi^ 
I'Kjilft; Smiih ^ .-; 
( ; V p»y .1 

2f1 half 
AJax A JCrnlly 
l.'ilian "oardman 
D"Bell t Waters 
A .0 T. 1 la clow 
Hiviint A Stowart 
ch<i«« .\)»carn Co 

DeliUK-ey St. 

MtniibTtii Bros 

I'lo P. inir 

• !• o ^^tal^cy A Si?^ 



2d 
Bicknell 

Re»*He A Edwards 
H Cunningham 
Minstr<'l Monarchs 
BcHHer A Golden 
Reckless A Arley 

National 

Lieut Thctlon Co 
Carter A Buddy 
Green A Myra ' 
Harry White 
Chaa Ahearn Co 

2d half 
Alvln A Kenny 
Oi tavo 

Jo,- Alaek A Co 
Senna A Stevens 
(One tt> (ill) 

Orplicum 

Km* sio 
Boyd A KInp 
Wehomt^ Home 
Lew Welch 
Chas Flart Co 

2d half 
Adams A Chase 
Paul Karl 
(;refn A Myra 
Steppe A Lancaster 
Lunette Sis 

Boulevard 

Ki-nney .Mason A S 
t Mtavo 

L< .Maire A Sheldon 
Stepp** A Lancaster 
3 WilH<.n Girls 

2d half 
Rrne.Mto 
(»« o Stanley 
Tom DavlcH 
Marry T^ee 
Gyj.sy 3 . 

Avenue 

T.oni-y Nase 
\'iolin»ky 
Aerial LaVnlls 
(I'wo to All) 
2d half 
Ryan A Weber 
Harry White 
(Thr.o to All) 

BROOKLYN 

.Metro|>olltan 

NoiM .r.ino (_'o 
K Ciiiiiiiii^ham 
Arn».HtionK A D 
Morris A Shaw 
Dukc'fl Mixture 

I'd half 
LInd Bros 
Wiir-iiu A Wilson 
.MiCornKK k A R 
Chan rtelily 
Knma Co 

rult«»n 

I'..il\i 

Lijlian Boardiniin 



Flying Russells 

BOSTON 

Orpheum 

Reese A Edwards 
Hilton Sisters 
MtNally A Ashton 
C" - nt (^ome«ly 4 
Hall A Dexter 
King Bros 

2d half 
Faber Bros 
Fox A Venetta 
Morriasey AL- Young 
Howard A Cradd k 
Faber ltr«>g 
(One tu All) 

riiic.\Go 

MrVlckers 

King A Cody 

Baldwin A A O 

Chapman A Ring 

Mack A D.-an 

4 Bangnrds 

Mr A Mrs S Payne 

DALLAH, TEX. 

ileflTeraon 

Wright K' Wilson 
Tommy Dooley 



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IX>S ANGBLBS 

Hippodrome 

Toto Hammer Co 
Helene Vincent 
"Sweet leB" 
Al Ham bio Co 
4 Diaz 

2d half 

Wilbur A Lyke 
Melroy Sisters 
Hart A Helene 
Rusfiell A Russell 
B La Barr A Beaug 

MEMPHIS 

Donabelle A Wilson 
Know Us A Hurst 
Dance Party 
Gene Morgan 
Rodcr A Dean 

2d half 
Dancing DuBrown* 
Knceland A Powers 
G S Gordon Co 
Herman A Briscoe 
The Norvellos 

MONTREAL 

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BOB BAKER 

Booking Acts of M«rit My 8p«cialty 
COAST TO COAST 

505 L«tw'l Anssx bid!., 160 W. AZ^i^ St.. N. ^« 



A 

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Si.s 



The Crisis 
Duill A Woody 
Lone Slur 4 

2<1 half 
Fjdwar<i8 A Kellio 
FramjH ^ Day 
Kelso A Lee 
Billy DeVere 
LaTemplc Co 

FRESNO, CAI,. 

Hippodrome 

Maxon A Morris 
Gordon A Gordon 
Bell A BoiiKrave 
Julia CurtiR 
DuneirH dc Luxe 

lid h.tlf 
Santry A Norton 
Gulfport A Brown 
"Breakfant for 3' 
LewiH A Thornton 
Leach Wallin 3 

HAMILTON, CAN. 

King Street 

Rainbow A M 
Jf^SHie MoiTis 
(Jrazr-r ,v Low lor 
W A M«-Cormack 
30 Pink Toes 



Cd 



Snell A Vernon 
Phil Davis 
Maleta BonconI 
Royal K<ur 
I'ep-o-Mint Rev 

MODESTO, CAL. 

Strand 

(10-11) 
Santry A Norton 
Gulfport A Thrown 
'•Br<akfaj>t for 3" 
I^wis A Thornton 
Leach Wallin 3 

(i:.-if.) 

Montambo A Nap 
WcHton A Eline 
Morrl.«« A Towne 
Rose Rfvue 
Jack Gol<lie 
Klbel .t K.me 

NASHVILLE 

Vciidome 

Dancing DuBrowns 
K'ne.lnnd A Powers 
G S Gortlon Co 
Herman A Bn.scoe 
The Norvellos 
2d half 



MAY and HILL 

Direction: JACK LEWIS— KEITH. 

HORWITZ-KRAl'S— 1.< 'K^V, 



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A, 



JOE MICHAELS 

B(»OKl.\(; i;\'^r and WKST. 
(H ICK ACTION — REI.IAIII.K SERVICE 

Wir", AVri»« or «'hI! .*<MI E 402. 

LOEW .A\Xi:\ HI !>«:.. ten WcHt 4g St., 

NEW VOPK CITY 



2d half 

Connorx A Cleo 
Kd 1 1 1 1 1 

.IohIc Flvnn Co 
Frank Ward 
Williams A. Dalf<y 

IIOnOKEN 

L>ric 



N.ida 
A d a M I *■ 
Hi>x\ .1 1 . 

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Whit 
P A 

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Not r.i MM' 
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I'l half 

."<t. ;ii>. r«< 
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The RUkards 
Chas Rr^id-r 
Dena (>io)« ?• Co 
Worth A W. :i..iff 

BiaM(»'> A CT;;UM 

NEW ORLEANS 

(rem eiil 



Fran< is A 

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VARIETY 



17 



THE 






us PRODUCERS AND HOUSE OWNERS 



BY ACTION OF ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



THIS 6th DAY OF JULY, 1921 



HAS AFFILIATED WITH THE 



Columbia 



Amusement 



Company 



ITS PRODUCERS AND HOUSE OWNERS 



IN THEIR LABOR MOVEMENT OF 





18 



VARIETY 



Personal 



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TBOVIIk'NCK, B.I. 

Kmerjr 

l'- ilior HroH 
Kol A VcnctfA 
Miirri.HHoy A Young 

M.)\v,»r(l * Cr-idilnrk 

I >.iiu'<> ' >ritf inalitieil 

l:.l \\x\l 
ICiriB UroH ; 

Ilillun SiHtor/i 
MrN.illy A AHhton 
«T<'srent ConK'ctf 4 

II III & Uoxt^r 
'I'lio AngorH 

SAN ANTONIO 

IiO«W 

nori.ild St Donitlda 
II III A Rn.ir' 
I'hilliiJB Sl Kl>y 
J .irk Syiiiond.i 
ICd CiiiiKr:ii4 Co 

2d hiiir 
T-imb & (;.)odri<h 
Hcrl Adlcr 
l-yl*? * lOiiiorson 
W'r»rth Wiyt.'n 4 
Lillian Zk'kIct Co 

HACKAMKNTO 

Stale 
Stanley llroa 
McM;ih(>n Siwtom 
MiirMh.'iH Sl CN>nn<tr 
Arthur Sullivan Co 
MRrmn Cibnoy 
3 Kana/.iwa Japs 

L'd half 
Willie Kaiba 
Joe r ir;i ina 
Con til* A Alborf 
3 I\iMiiii Sisfcr.i 
K.tlph W)iit<>hon4 
.) Sl 1 Mailin 

HAN KllAN(?IHCO 
M^potlrom** 

(Sunday upenlng) 
M a n k in 

Ucodcr A Arinslr'B 
Alf illpun 
VirKinia itcllcr 
0«nc 8t Mineltl 

Wiffiviiin 
Palennu'ii Circus 
&rargarot Morl^ 
I'Vod Schwarli Co 
.lohnaon Ilros A J 
M Kell A H llroa 

2d hair 
Mykoff A Vanity 
Kohhy A Karl 
'Fall.n Stars" 
\Vm Diik 
Apollo Trio 

SAN JOSE, CAL. 



lllt>podrome 

Apollo Trio 
Win Dick 
"Kallen Stars'* 
Bobby A i'-"^i 
Mykofl A Vanitr 

2d lialf 
M Kell A It Droa 
John80U Hroa A J 
Fred flchwarti Co 
MarK^rc'f M(*r(o 
ralerttio's cnrcut 

STOCKTON. CAL. 

8tst« 

J A J UibHon 
Patrice A Sulltvan 
.loo Parama 
Marian Munson Co 
Critorlon 4 
Tatchos" 

2d hair 
S»->n1<'y Mr.iH 
Mi'Mahnn Si«t<'rs 
Marnbill A Connor 
A S'lllivin <'n 
M irian (!ibn"y 
J Jv.«na/„i\va .1 ips 

TAFT, CAI. 

Ilippoilrome 

(10 11) 
Wilbur Si l.yko 
Mclroy SisltTi* 
Hart A H-'Kno 

ItUHHoll A UUM.Hell 

I'. I<a liarr A 11<'aux 

(1 r, 1 6 ) 
Maxon A Morria 
Ciordon A (lordon 
Holl A n<llKrave 
Julia C u r 1 1 .t 
nanrors I »c« Luxe 

TOIIONTO 

M;irvoloufl DoOnsoii 
JIurlon A Shea 
Dao a Novillo 
Frnd Rok'Tn 
Krod I^a Heine Qo 

WAHIIINGTON 

Strand 

Aerial Marks 
T A A Carter 
Lester liernard Co 
Deck A Stone 
Dancers l>e Luxe 

WINDSOR. CAN. 

l4>ew 

Mr A Mr.i Wiley 
CJrace DeWintt-rs 
Uob O'Connor 
2(1 hair 
"Just Krlcnda" 
Smith A Cook 
"Love Lawyt'r" 



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FANTAGES CIBCUIT 





BILLS. NEXT. WEEK 

(Continued from l*a4je 16) 



(One to fill) 
Itoder A Dean 

OKLAHOMA CITY 

IJhert/ 
IIlp Ilayniond 
C; A K KiiiK 
Jitiiiny Ilo.Miii Co 
Sobt'l A W'b-r 
"Mixt urcs" 

i:d hriir 
Flyln« Ilciwiids 
Zolar \- Kriix 
T A M S: . U 
"Wjrd Sr Wilsiin 
Do Marin l-'ivt* 

OAKLAt^O 

Siiite 
Montanibo A Nap 
llTorrIa A Towtio 
Kibol A Karuf 
"Weston A Kline 
ItKse H<v'jn 
J irk (^ildn* 

l>d hiir 
J A J Ciltsiin 



Mumrord A Stanley 
Patrice A Sulllvati 
Marian Munuon Co 
(.'r!t"riyn 4 
' Patchi's* 

OTTAWA. CAN. 

l4>ew 

fir-o W Mo(»r»» 
Norton A Wil.son 
I'ow.TH Mar.sh A 1) 
Itiirkor A Winfrod 
"Whirl or Varir'ty" 

rASAHKNA, CAT. 

>lenN»n 

(10-11) 
P:uila 

Clay A Uol>in^«on 
I)<«llbridBf A «• 
Mahoricy A ('"M-lle 
"Nine ociock' 

( 1 r, - 1 (i ) 

LocUli'dt A Liddio 
NpII O'Connell 
Kllrldtfo TJ'law A K 
Tuxaii Coiiu'Jy 4 



Taylor, Macy and Hawks 

Three Aces of Comedy 
and Song 

TOURING 

— DIHECTION — 

Fitzpatrick & O'Donnell 



New York and 
III TTE. MONT. 

rHiitiiges 

('J-12) 

(Same bill plnyH 

Anaconda 13; 

MI.SHOula 14> 

3 Dcsly UirU 

Avalon 3 

Lydia M'cMillan Co 
Hobby Ilrn.shaw 
JarviH Hovuo 
Wlllc liroM 

DKNVRB 

runlsKCff 

ClifTord A Kothwell 
(ilckman liro.i 
Hamlin A Mack 
Paramount 4 
Lottie Mayer 
EDMONTON, CAN. 

rantairew 
Scamp A Scamp 
J A M (Jrey 
I'arl Rinmy'fl Peta 
.Sheldon Itrooka 
Mimic World 

<iT. FAI.I^. MONT. 

rant ages 

(12-13) 
(Same h:li plays H) 
Dorothy Morria 3 
Panzer Sylva 
<'an;iry Opera 
Dixie 4 
"CJ'd Ni^ht London" 

LC IlKArii, CAL. 
I'antages 

Amblor Hroa 
Leonard Si Willard 
Tracy P I liner A T 
Tboriilon l-'lynn 
HuRO Lutk;(>iia 
KiKdon Dancers 
''bunion 3 

lAiH an(;eles 

I'iintticeH 

The ShaltucU.s 
Cieen A l.„ Kfll 
''ha.s Cill Co 
H;»rt<)n A Sparllnc 
MolllnH .SiHtcri 
I'earJa or Pekin 

MINNEAI'OM.S 

I'HIlfniCON 

^Sijtliliy opeiiiiiki) 
The ''lomwells 
HiirrLS A JA>riiiie 
.^ A M Liurel 
J in HiiliinI 
While* IMick A V 

OAKLAND, CAL 

^Siirid.iy opcniiit;) 
Ml -It « WilliirnH 
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Clilcafo OflloM 
OiiDKN, ITAn 

runtafes 

(7-9) 
Claire A Atwood 
Diana Itonnar 
3 Harmony Kids 
Payton A Ward 
Llber^ Oirls 
Five or Clubs 

rOKTLAND, OBB. 

rant age* 

Horider A Herr 
CfUfl Klmore Co 
Chuck Haas 
Japanese Ilo/nanco 

SALT LAKE 

rantatcM 

CAM Itutters 
.lonea A Jones 
"Tea My Dear" 
Staloy A nirbock 
Loe Morae 

SAN DIEGO 

Savojr 

Camllla'.s HIrds 
Hhoda A Crampton 
Hill Arniatronc 
Orace Hayes 
"Not Yet Marie" 

SAN FRANCISCO 

Pan (air ee 

(Sunday opening) 
Phil La Toaca 
(iailerini Sistpra 
Kd Hlondell Co 
Kva Tanguay 
Calgmne Troupe 

SEATTLE 

I'antagea 

Adonia A Dog 
Iiid-fon I'olo 
".Suite Sixteen" 
Mystic Melody M'da 
3 Le Ciroha 

SPOKANE 

I'antiigeN 

Ma^ffott A Sh.-ldon 
Miirdock A Kentii-dy 
3 K"ltons 
Iticbird I-'tincis 
.Sprim;! niiv-" 

TACOMA 

I'aiilaRea 

A nioro.s A ' •l)ey 
Lilli.iri Ktiby 
llivs A 1-loyd 
Anil I Arllss f-i> 
lireenwirli Villj^'rH 

VANCOl VKK. I».C. 

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Ilonty A Adeliiide 
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Paat Performancea 
WEEK ENDING JUNE 11, 1921 

2899 B. F. KEITH'S RIVERSIDE TRACK 

The Cameron Sisters — heaven bloss their souls! God 

love them! Oh boy, talk about peaches, two like that in a bushel basket 
would be enough even if all the others were bad. Talk about dancers! 
Artistic, beautiful, classique, refined, nnassuming. And the costumes are 
exquisite, gorgeous, works of art. The designer and the girl behind the 
needle and the thread deserve a medal; and that last one, those black and 
white ones, that black jet, pretty, stunning. Figures, oh boy! First I liked 
one. then I liked the other, then I liked both, then I was Jealous of EdWin 
Weber, who played the piano. I play the piano; I will take the Job for 
nothing! Then after the act was over and the applause subsideti. . . . 



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And in addition to the magnificently-dressed CAMERON SISTERS 
there are numerous others, including some late designs for BELLE 
BAKER. All of the stunning goivns worn by EVELYN NESBITi 
on the stage and upon all formal occasions xvere created and made 
by Mme Kahn. •■■ 

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ARE PROUD TO CALL YOUR PERSONAL 
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Doris Levine, 14-yoir-oM daugh- 
i (or of Horbort Lovitu', niditor for 
the Joe Lrblang ti'^kot Dili.". '^''" 
bcon ong.igod for a bif "i Oliver 
Moro.scos forthcotning IMu^ Pro* 
•lig." She i.H to pl.iy i pn'O solo 
";irly in tlio show and ha.s won at- 
iciiUon for lier ability as i rr.u^^irian. 

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119.1 ItllOADWAT NEW YOUK CiTt 

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VARIETY 



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"Variety" PuUidty Plan 

Variety has worked out a publicity plan of 
advertising that may prove attractive to those 
[of the show business who believe that con- 
stant plugging in advertising means something. 

i '^Variety's" plan is composed for two periods, 

^of six months or a year. It gives the advertiser 

rontinuous publicity in each issue of mk paper, 

either through cuts, announcements or display. 

The cost is graded so that the total or weekly 
expense of the publicity plan as now laid out is 
not beyond the means of even an ordinary the- 
atrical salary, while the expense weekly or in 
total may be increased, according to desire. The 
schedule is designed to give the greatest possible 
toublicity per dollar. 

I The Publicity Plan is in printed form. Call 
it any one of Variety's offices for detailed in- 
ormaticn, or send to the New York office for 
the printed form. 



VAUDEVILLLE K^VIEWS 

(Continued from pag^c 13) 
Nati Bilbainita, the SpanlHh 
d4nsous-e, hold them in closinf?. The 
Spanish woman handles a pair of 
castinetH like Butch Tower slings 
the popping pebblts and also gives 
an unadulterated vernion of the 
Spanish national and folk dances 
appropriately rostumed. She fol- 
lows a regiment of native born 
Spanish dancers and carves a dis- 
tinct niche for herself thereby. 

Con. 



JEFFERSON 

Eight acts, a feature picture, a 
Chaplin two-reel comedy revival, 
and an aniipatcd cartoon were run 
Off in three hours at the Jefferson 
Tuesday evening. This Is "going 



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<ilELVILLE R08EN0W, AiMOciat4>) 

114 West 44th Street 

Phone: Bryant 2062 



NOW BOOKINO 



SHUBERT 

SELECT 

VAUDEVILLE 

MUSICAL COMEDY 

DKAMATIC PRODtCTIONH. 

AND 

MOTION rit'Tl'RKS 



siderably. They liked It at thif; 
house where it closed the first half, 
some," to say the hast, not to men- 
tion an overture. 

Emma Frabell and Rrothcr, tight 
wire walkers, offered one of the 
neatest acts of that kind seen 
around here in Home time. They 
do all kinds of duncinf; and bal.inc- 
ing on the wire and the girl has lots 
of style and animation. 

Harper and Blank, mixed colored 
team, do a conventional singing and 
dancing "darky" turn, comprising 
more strenuosity than talent. The 
woman is well gowned and the man 
wears a smartly-cut evening suit. 
They were a big applause hit. 

Robert Reilly and Co. have an 
exceedingly clever Irish vocal play- 
let. Interspersed with dancing. 
They carry a eerioa of settings and 
thfc dialog is replete with Celtic 
shafts of wit. It is played legiti- 
mately without recoiiifie to horse- 
play. They scored a well-merited 
"riot" of applause. Holden an<l 
Herron. (New Act.s ) 

The Chaplin revival i.s "The Fire- 
mtin" and serves to emphasize the 
advance the film ttar has made in 
his work since he perpetrated that 
awful mess of slapstick. One of 
the Paul Terry series of animated 
cartoons was genuinely funny. 

Buxom June Mills, assisted by a 
bass singer who .«tands In the or- 
chestra pit for a solo and after- 
wards feeds her eccentric comedy, 
was well liked. She is full of "life" 
and magnetism and registered with 
the assemblage, Cartmell and Har- 
ris. (New Actsi) 

Primrose Trio, comprising two 
members of the original lYimrose 
Ciuartet, all heavyweights, and a 
new m« mbf T, the tenor, entertained 
well with a serios of melodies, com- 
prised of popular ditties-. 

Eleanor Pierce and Co. (Clarence 
Clark and Harry Jans) have re- 
visetl *heir singing and dancing 
routine, with a new setting. It Is 
much snappier and very mut-h more 
acceptable than when first shiowii 
around here. The feature piffiir*^ 

wa s "D anger Valloy. ' Jolo. 

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SEMI-ANNUAL SALE 

of 

STRAP SLIPPERS 
^6.95, »8.95, '10.95, n2.95 

Formerly Pnced Up to $18.50 

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It 10 the Jesire of I, Miller that professional friends consider the oppor- 
ttinities for saving offered by this event. This season's models in one 
and two strap effects, in a great variety of color combinations of staple 
and seasonable design. All styles of heels. 

I. MILLER 

1554 Broadway at 46th Street 

• Tkr Wor/d^j Largest Manufacturer »f Stage Shoes and 'Ballet Slippers 

NOTE — In the Theatrical Department the following styles can be securedatonce: 
Soft and box toe ballet slippers in pink satin and black kid. 
One strap slippers with stage last, in black, pink and white satin. 
Split clog {wood sole) oxford ties in black kid. 
Black kid fats, with spring heels. 



JOHN CUMBERLAND 

Dillingham't "The Scarlet Man" 

Another one of our bets! 




THEATRICAL OUTFITTERS 



1580 Broadway 



New York City 



FIFTH AVE. 

A very good show at the Fifth 
Ave. the first half, and even the 
intense heat of the Fourth was . 
able to destroy It ent'rely. Ai the 
evening performance Mo day there 
were by actual count 61 people on 
the Imlcony floor, including the log.^8 
and the upper boxes. l)ownstair» 
wan a little better, . 

The audience had nothing, on the 
actoiH, for the first few acts fought 
th? enemy bravely, bi t whc*: it got 
down into the seccnd half the acta 
were just about running through. 

The worst sufferers were Miller 
and Mack, who started out as 
though they might get a decision 
over the heat, but toward the finish 
they found the going too hard and 
gave up the uneven battle. The 
boys used good Judgment In giving 
them the meat of their specialty and 
N^aving them flat. Under ordinary 
circumstances the Fifth Ave. would 
probably not be the best house on 
thr circuit for the act, which is all 
iravcHty and burlesque. This sort of 
thing is better understood and liked 
further up on Broadway. There are 
three or four very funny bits, the 
dancing showing only incidentally, 
Ti)rrc is enough of the stepping l*ft 
to let folkB know that the boys can 
danre if they want to. 

"Dummies," the body act of the 
bill, wa.s lucky in catching an early 
HT>ot, No. 3, before the audience be- 
gan to wilt, and it picked off the 
creiim. The girls make the act, to- 
geth«r with the neat and snappy 
manner in which it is produc 1 and 
presented. There Is one man, and 
while he does nlMU. it seems a bet- 
ter comedian and sen- nul danre 
man is needed tn hoM \^^^ against 
the very good W(<ik don«; Wy the lit- 
th^ t'irl who leads the atf. ariil lUr- 
flin Mann, a corking looking bru- 



net, who figures In most of the busi- 
ness. T)ie girl who leads the num- 
bers is a great little dancer and has 
voice enough to get away with the 
songs. She is youthful In rppear- 
ance and In 1 er actions and seems 
to take a keen delight in her worlc. 
Her makeup was not good Monday 
night, but thi*i may also be blamed 
on thT weather. The act to be real 
necMls the male part built up. It "s 
the big thing in the a<t an<l should 
be the out.st.'irtding feature. It is w '' 
dressed, pleasing ' audevillc inter- 
lude. 

Will Mahoney also had a neat spot 
and made the most of it. for as 
things stood he proved the laughing 
and applau.se hit of the evening. 
There iH much that is good in the 
Mahoney act and there isn't any- 
thing that is really bad, but thrro 
are things entirely unnecessary. He 
does too much time. Several of the 
bits could be cut in half. When 



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down to the dancin he la aurc ftr^, 
a very good dancer and handlea a 
naturally funny pair of legs In 
father a different mannir. A Hut- 
sian dance aa an encore In a great 
bit of travesty stepping. H^ gets a 
new angle on the hoch atep, using 
a chair and carrying th'> chair right 
along with him as he travels. W 11 
Mahoney has the making of a very 
good single entertainer for any 
class of vaudeville. He needs some- 
o.ie to hook up his asi rts in the 
right way to bring the results. 

Muller and Stanley also did well 
as to laughs, although the encore 



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SI Went Mth Street. 

IIITH MBMI-ANNDAL DlVrDRND 

The Doard of Truiitcpa han declared 
a (i«rnl-«nnual dividend at ito« rate t.t 

FOUR PER CENT. 

per annum on all deponita from tO to 
$5,000 entitled thereto iiayaLIc on 
an<l aft'T Jaly IMth. lOil. 

Deponlta Made Oa or Before 

JULY 13TH 

win draw Interewt from Jaly lat. 
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IN THE SECOND EDITION OF 

A.UCOUP INTUISA^NC 

Dialogue by ROY PERKINS 

SPECIAL SONGS BY ED ROSE and W. H. DONALDSON 

Next Week (July 11), KEITH'S RIVERSIDE, NEW YORK 
Week of July 18— MARYLAND, BALTIMORE 




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Friday, July 8, 1921 




**IES BOUFFONS MUSICAL'* 



RETURN TO NEW YORK AFTER A TOUR OF 56 WEEKS SOUD BOOKING 



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This week (July 4)-B. F. KEITH'S, WASHINGTON 
Next week (July 11)— B. F. KEITH'S PALACE, NEW YORK 

Managers who have not seen us lately are cordially invited to drop in at the Palace, the home of Art 

READ WHAT A FEW CRITICS THINK OF OUR ACT 



One of the best musical acts 
that has been seen here ia that 
of Palo and Palct, "Lea Bouffons 
Musical," as billed, which in 
French la supposed to be musi- 
cal buffoons, or something to 
that effect. Well, come on hero 
close, and listen. This duo could- 
n't satiate the audience. Their 
line is one that calls for more all 
the time. The house went dark 
and the spotlight refused to 
slow. Then the lights went on 
again and the "buffoons" came 
back. The audience glowed where 
the spotlight went out. 
^i>«t(y CotoiM^ Victoria, D. C. 



Thcie'H quite u scramble on at 
the Oipheum this week for head- 
line honors. With no less than 
four numbers admittedly in the 
running, and a couple of "dark 
horses" coming just as strong, 
the critic cannot go far wrong 
if he calls it a bill of headlini'rs 
and lets it go at that. 

Palo and Palet, styled "Les 
Rouflfons Musical," are all of 
that, and then some. The musi- 
cal instrument this pair cannot 
and do not play in the course of 
their act. has yet to be found. 
As an applause getter the num- 
ber ranks high. 

— San Francisco, Oalif. Poaf. 




Orpheum — Big Time, Vaudeville. 
At the Orpheum this week the 
applause hit of the bill is the 
musical ;ut of Palo and PaU*<. 
AiipeariiiK in I'ierrot cobtunirs 
before a liamlsomoly dt'coratod 
droj), thoy play a variety of in- 
Mtrumt-nlH, beginning with th»» 
piuno-accordion. Flute, piccalo, 
tuba, cornet and saxophone are 
other means employed by these 
performers to discourse both 
popular and classical selections. 
—World-IIcrald. Omaha 



Palo and Palet. musical clownc,, 
made a decided hit. A musical" 
act always goe.s good with vaude. 
ville patrons and a good musi< 
cal act Is certain of ai-i-i . . iatlon. 
Palo and Palet were given re- 
peated encores. Tluy play a 
variety of instruments and were 
wise enough to eschew opera for 

Jazz. 

— EvcniniJ Siivs. Buffalo 

A musical treat is offered by 
Palo and Palet. Dressed aa 
clowns these two men play ac- 
cordions. They virtually stopped 
the show, taking so many encores 
one lost track. 

— Youngstown Daily Indicator^ 



IT IS AN ACT THAT BRINGS DOWN THE HOUSE AT EVERY PERFORMANCE 

Ik. 

Direction CLAUDE BOSTOCK 



Permanent Address: 1230 45th Street, Brooklyn 



was not needed, especially on that 
night. It is too bad that a woman 
who is as funny as Maud Stanley 
■will resort to cheap vaudeville 
tricks to gain bows. It takes so 
much away from her really clever 
work. There are two or three spots 
in the art that could be fixed up 
very easily for the betterment of 
the whole. Playing contlnuou.Mly, the 
coupl ! are probably satlsHcd to leave 
well enough alone. Others have done 
the same only to wake up HO»"e 
morning jtnd lind out what was con- 
sidered good yesterday Is passe to- 
day. There Is no sucl thing In 
vaudeville as standing still. It Is 
rlther forward or back. Muller and 
Stanley arc markln:? time. 

Castllllang closed the show. It Is 
probably a very pretty art, but 
what It was all about probably no 
one knew, for they were showing it 
to a bunch that was ihrouRh. In 
fairness to 'the act "a review ai liu-S 
time will have to bo i)assed up. 
There are three people seen, two in 
the pictures and a girl in ('(>l(»nl:il 
dress who ehungeH the cards. The 




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pictures are in bronze, and a carload 
of props arc carried. Perez and 
Marguerite. Wolford and Stevens 
and Jack McQowan and Co. (New 
AcU>, 

HENDERSON'S 

The holiday night at Henderson's. 
Coney Island, had an attendance 
that would have been a poor crowd 
for an ordinary matinee. It was 
just as hot at Coney as elsewhere. 
But with 600.000 or more people on 
the Island (and likely It never held 
a bigger mob than on the 4th) Just 
why more of them did not go to 
see the Henderson vaudeville pro- 
gram Is unfathomable. 

The house has not Improved its 
acoustics. Always faulty in that 
respect, it sounded more so than 
ever Monday evening. Those who 
uor*» Hjere sat away down front. 
That left a long Htreteh of empties 
to the rear, and in the back seats 
not hardly a word was distinguish- 
able In tho William (*axton sketch, 
"A Junior I'arlner." A talking play- 
let should not have been booked at 
all. And so. for the s<ame reason, 
the small gathering, nothing meant 
much in the show. Tho Harry Wat- 
son, Jr. "Kid l>ii^an" turn raised a 
few laughs, but If it had raised 
nothing It would not have meant 
anything. The appUiuse for Hazel 
Crosby, a single who bills herself 
aa "Singing with Trimmings." did 
not stamp Miss Cro.''l)y with any 
di tinctiveness. She has a voice 



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and pretty blonde lookB, using a 
pianist, but misdirects her voice 
when trying pop songs. In straight 
singing she can make an impres- 
sion with her appearance. 

Others were Cornell, Leona and 
Zippy, programed to open, and also 
programed wero Glenn and Jen- 
kins, next to closing, with the Three 
Belmonts closing the show. 

As a matter of record, however, 
the rear seats at Henderson's direct- 
ly under the fans were the coolest 
part of Coney Island. Hinic. 



WAN/TED 

Experienced Violin Leader 

f'»r \ :«u<'i>\ ilto Thf'alre. So.iHon Oimmis 
AuKUSit l.'i. ."^rtliiry $50.00. A.Mr.-s.s 

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SHOWS IH HEW TOBK 

(Continued rrom page IS) 

summer continuance or longer. 

"The Last WalU/' Century (9th 
week). Is now running on six- 
performance basis; first time 
hou.se has been open in summer. 
Is runninfj: .second to the "Fol- 
lles"-"Sally" leaders, but with 
nearly CO per cent, lesd^ business. 



AMERICAN ROOF 

Monday night was Fourth of July 
with a vengeance. The heat waH 
terrific, but the American Hoof was 
ariout as cool a spot as could prob- j 
ably be found in the sweltering city. • 

There was no wild applause for 
any of the acts. More or less apathy 
prevailed on both sides of the foot- 
lights — understood by both the audi- 
ence and the entertainers. 

Immediately following the comedy 
film employed while seating the 
audience the vaudeville started 
about 8.20 without the formality of 
an overture. The first three acta — 
Adams and Chase, lierrle and Bon- 
nie, Detzo Itctter (New Acta). 

No. 4 was Willie Smith, a .«*lender 
young man in Tuxedo. After a 
blues number, a ballad In u pnod 
soprano voice with little indication 
of falsetto notes, was well liked. 
For a rather well demanded encore 
he ofTered "lOli, I'^li" as a soprano. 

makes Mules, six well trained, 
clean -looking, alert animals, were 
put through a series of excellent 
nianoeuviis which Included high 
school 'dancing," fence Jumping, 
(^tc.. winding up with an "unridalilc" 
mule for comedy. This closed th^ 
lir.'^t half. .mihI Coriuue ArliucUl<' 
( .N>w Acl.s) stalled Ihi' secoiul .sec- 
tion. 

Charles Mack and Co.. in "A 
l^riendly C'all. ' consisting of a i>air- 
of "tads" who are constantly liiel^- 
erlng. entertained artist lcall>. JMac iv 
playing the bagpipes while tiic other 
man and a woman jigged a '»it. Tlu- 
act is as good as ever. 

Dody aiul iJerman. wlraight and 
"wop." were ne.xt to closing with a 
fast moving sidewr^lk conv«Ts.ition 
turn, wltuling uj) with a funny ven- 
trilorpiial travesty bit. Kyedu .laps, 
a pair of lithe, sinarlly dres.-^cd Uis- 
Icy bari'rl Jugglers, closed. 



Frank Manning 

(PRANK B. CURT8) 

Arldreaa Wuntml. Important. 

nOX 1723. ATLANTA. QA. 



''Two Little Girls In Bjue," Cohan 
(10th week). Played to arouna 
$9,300 last week, btMrineaa about 
the same as several other musical 
attractions trying for fummer 
run. This show, however, can 
break even or better at the pace. 



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with situation novelty songs for 
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ready or written to order. 

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About Aug. 8th 



Advertising copy for the Loew Special Number 

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"Whirl of New York," Winfor Gar- 
den (4lh weok). Disappointment, 
with busiruvis I'^at two weeks ftir 
under the (Jarden p.ioe. lOxpec- 
tiition arrival of huy<>r3 this 
month will boo.st. attendance 

•'Over the Hill/ I'ark CJOlh week). 
Film. 

"Connecticut Yankee," CenUal (I7th 
week). Fihn. 

"Queen of Sheba," Lyric (13th 
w<*ek). Film. 

"Twice Born Woman," Hipi)odromc 
(.',>\ wf-elv). l''dm. "Ttadition" 
ilso on lull. 

"The Old Nest," Aslor (id we"!:). 
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Abarbinfll Mra L 

Aballo<i I..arry 

Ackloy Naomi 

Adams G W 

A (trio Is 

AnKlin M.iri;aret 

Ilaltpr Frank 
Harry fir l.ohinulli^r 
Harr A K 

\lr>H\y M 151.1 Tj 

\l" ir.l Hilly 
It.jimint Al 
Il.-iui.ll Mi.< C 
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M'«r»criiii» Mi.i.q M 
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Callahan It I 
ChandliT J I 
Clinton llrrt 
Cook Mr 
Crafla C 
Crawford MLm A 

n»v(»nport Paul 
Doino Mina 1* 
Do llavon A M 
I ><> I. yon H 
l)e Mar Misa J 
Donlan Jam'*a 
r>row MIms II 
Ituv.ill MiHfl V 
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OPENING AT PROaOR'S SSth ST., NEW YORK 

Next Week (July 11-13) 

SEEING IS BELIEVING 




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Personal Direction FRED DeBONDY 



Pour Pantinoa 
Pajrerlnca Jack 
Piplding Misa J 
PItzKerald MUa J 
PergerMon Monla 
Perns Itob 
Pinn A O 
Plskc Co 

Ooldcn C 
Gordon Miss O 
tJr.iy Chris 
Orovp nillr 
(iuyott liubbr 

Hill G .S 

liornstone Musical 
Howard Martin 
Hube C M 
Humphries Iflaa A 

Tzctta Mlas 

Jarkson Harrr 
Jennings Misa H 

Kellermaix MIm A 

Kinx Tom 
King Miss U 
Kinic Z 
KInff T L. 

I^an« .too ^ 

Lnng Kd 
Langford Mrs U 
Lano K 
I-avcrjr Mr 
I..awrie Mr J 
I<cgo James 
I.egge MiHS O 
Little Mgr 
Preoman Clark Sc L 
I^ester Mr Sam 
Lagal Miss L 

McCoy Miss C 
McDougall Miss If 
McMeae Miss B 
McKibberlck O D 
May MIhs C 
Marks C B 
Major Miss M 
Meadows Miss D 
Meyers Mr W 
Miller jlr Sam 
Mills Misa J 
Millar A 
Miller Prank 
Molyncus F'red 



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Montg'mepy Miss B 
Morton I> 
Morton O 
Morton Stella 
Morton Mlas Ej 
Morley Bddia 
Murdoch Miss J 

NeluBCo Bd^ 
Newi>ert Hal 

Parker J 
Pattr 

Palmer Miss C 
Pagnio Mr .lose 
Packer Miss N 
Pdwer W 

Rath W 
Rayburn .S 
Relllr Miss R 
Rehan Mins M 
Robinson R l^ 
Home A Wager 
Roasecoll 8 ^ 

Rossmyn Mr II 
Rund Miss M 

Salmo J 
Sawyer Miss D 
Scott Mrs 
Sharp DiMr 
Shrlner Joo 
Seld Dave 
Shoebridgc Mrs N 
Suaeiteyke Mrs V 
Sams W A 
Smith A Ihman 
Smith Walter 
Stanley A I<ea 
So Ix>ng I<etty Co 
Stokes Ed 
Stokes Hob 
Stokes Mr S 
Sperling Hes.sie 
Spear Miss B 
Stevens Miss IC ^' 
Sturgeon John 

Taylor Madge 
Thomas M 
Thompson Dert 

Walsh Miss O 
Weston Miss P 
Williams O 
Woods Prank 
Worsley Rill 
Worth Misa B 

Zctta I 



CHICAGO OFFICE 



Allen ICdna 
Artiicnto Angelo 
Atkins Jack 
Andrua Cecil 
Audri-y Janet 

riyron Hert 
Kelmont U<^>na 
llenny Jack 
Itrowning Art 
Oelmont Hello 
Hurke Helen 
Harnc3 Htuart 
Harto James O 
Haldwin (iuy 
HI<>HSing Chaa 
Flrown Hob 
Hlandy I' ml 
Iternard Mike 
HroriMlon K 
Hraatz H«'lma 
Hroad Hilly 
llernard A I.loyd 
Hrown E A P 
Heck & Stono 
Helmont Holla 
IloMra Frank 
HIake Helen 
Hanion Kverott Q 
Hurton llicbard 

Choy .Sianley Ij 
Cnlvort A .Shayno 
Ciino Ho.se V 
Chirrnian Mazle 
<'aiiii»bcll CoHHlance 
Curniningn Hay 
Coleman Claudia 
Cla.sper Kdllh 
Co nice Kfhel 
Casacll Sydney 
Cox Florence 
''.irr James J 
• 'reiKhlon A Cr'ton 
Cochrane John (J 
Christy Kenneth 

r-'-'tvi.-t ,t y^rC:iy 
DeVine Poftio 
Ounham Jack 
l).»vofii>ort (Jrrin ~ 
iVilo Hilly 
iK'onzo Win Mr.-i 
I>ioUiii.s()n A D'gon 
Duffy Jamo.i J 
Dr<'\v Lowell 
DiviH Kdna 
D.irr«'ll Kui)ert 
Dayton .Sylvia 
/».tvl.s Ctiaro 

KdwarJi lie.afpr 



Edmunds Qieo 
Elmore Dell 

Powler Dolly 
Prance A Hamp 
Foster May 
Faulkner Harry 
Flourctte 
FeliK Co Groat 
Palrman Lester 

Great PeliK Co 
Gilbert Dobby 
Gaacoignes Koyal 
Gascoigne •Cleo 
Gillet Fred 

Henderson Norman 
Huin 1» L 
Howard Hilly 
Haskell Jaok 
Haluc .Sue 
Hilton Fayles 
Hibbcn Nora N 
Hayes Walter 
Hall Jefferson 
Haas Geo M 
Harte Chaa D 
Halloft F.^rns 
Hat^ans J>anoing 
Harn.i H & \ 
Harvey A Oraeo 
Haggard Paulina 

Joyce Jark 
Jone.i Helen M 
Ja.son A Haig 
Jansen Harry 

K.ane Aenes 
KniHO Nettie O 
Kelly A Davis 
Kr^nnedyx The 
Kliaym Mr 

r.amant Laddio 
I^ee Hryan 
Lloyd Wilxes 
Ll7,7.p»te Mllo 
Lawrence M M?s 
Laney & Pear.son 

M.irion M;^r'o1l 
McKay f!f'> 
Man.sli«'ld & Riddle 
Mao A Machi'r 
Moi)^ Tom 
Mu.schik (•"•rtru<l<* 
Mannard Virginia 
McKay A Anlino 
Martyn M.nnle 
McCJrcevy & Doyle 



McKay's Sotch Rev 
McQuiber Dorothy 
Mayberry Shirley 
McGuire Anthony 
Moore Elsie . 
Mitchell A P 

Narder Vike Miss 

Ogdon A Benson 

Pickard H ■ 
Prince Al -^Lu_: ^ 

Rene Mignon 
Ru.Hsell Jack 
Itichard.s Lawn*nce 
Henard A Jordan 
Rayne Hert 
Raye Sylvester 

Sylvane Rhoda 
Seymoure Dolly 
Stafford Edwin 
ijebastean Coriea 



f Scott Joha 
Smith Oliver Co 
Sperling Philip 
Sack Olga 

Thornton Arthur 

Vann Dorothy 
Vann Jeane 
Van A Hello 
Valyda Rose 
Vox Valentino 

Weber Elsie 
White Hob 
Wallace Vesfa 
WflU Fern Mrs 
Wiltion Hilly M 
Wilbur Elsia 
Wallace Hope 
Wilson John Mrs 
Voung P H 

Zara Violet 
^ink Sonnie 



ALBANY, N. Y. 

V By THOMAS S. BURKE 
One of the mo.st popular mem- 
bers of the Fas.sett layers at Har- 
manus Bleocker Hall .a Rene Tiiu.s. 
Miss Titus joined the local stock 
company several weeks ago and 
registered a big hit in the musical 
comedy, "La. La. Lucille." She also 
.scored last week In "Smilin' 
Through/ and this week fills an im- 
portant role in 'Scandal." the cur- 
rent attraction. Miss Titus is highly 
elated with the unusual success she 
has attained here, and plans to seek 
an engagement in a Broadway 
dramatic attraction after the sum- 
mer season. She is a graduate of 
a New York dramatic school and 
a native of Troy, her real name 
being Ruth Taylor. Her family Is 
very prominent in the social world 
in the Collar City. 



A musical stock organization was 
Installed at the Empire. Glens Falls. 
N. Y., this week. It la a try-out. 
and if successful the company will 
be held until late in the fall. Bob 
Martini is putting on the shows 
The Empire is controlled by the 
O H. Stacy Amusement Co., which 
also operates the Majestic here, and 
IS managed by Charley Greenstone 
formerly of the Hall staff. 

Sam McKee recently reviewed 
tho stars "mad<' in Albany," begin- 
ning With the di.scovery of Frances 
Starr by Augustin Daly and ending 
tho article with Bert Lytell the 



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VARIETY 



Friday, July 8, 1921 



K. F. ALBEE, President 



J. J. MURDOCK, General Manager 



F. F. PROCTOR, Vice-President 



Keith's Vaudeville Exchange 

(AGENCYh 

(Palace Theatre Building^ New York) 



EDWARD F. ALfiEE 



A. PAUL KEITH 

Founders • 



F. F. PROCTOR 



Artists can book direct by addressing S. K. HODGDON 



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NOTICE 

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AFTER APRIL 28th WE WILL BE LOCATED AT 

1540 BROADWAY, LOEW BLDG. 



AMALGAMATED 

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BERT LEVEY CIRCUIT 
VAUDEViLLE THEATRES 

ALCAZAR THEATRE BUILDING ISAN FRANCISCO 

PAUL GOUDRON 

. EASTERN RKPRK8BNTATIVB. WOODS THEA. BLEKl . CHICAGO. 



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AUSTRALIAN 
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VAUDEVILLE, MELODRAMA AND PANTOMIME 
American Representative, A. BEN FULLER 

DELGER BLDG., 1005 MARKET. 8T. 
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Longacre 
Engineering and Construction 

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Specializing theatre financing and 

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CHICAGO OFFICES NEW YORK OFFICES 

American Bond & Mortgage lildg. B62 Fifth Ave. 



The Western Vaudeville 
Managers' Association 

John J. Nash, Business Manager. Thomas J. Carmody, Booking Manager 

5th Floor State-Lake Theatre BIdg. CHICAGO, ILL. 



BJik Mr. Mi;Koc if Fay lJainl«T (who 
was in tho Lytcll company), star 
of "Kast la West," has ot gained 
fame? And now aionj^ comes 
George M. Colian, who oolclly says 
Fay Is his favorite actress. "That 
fflrl can fill finy role," is tlio com- 
pliment the versatiit; Cieorge pays 
her. 



PRICES REDUCED 

ON ALL 

H & M TRUNKS 

Write for Now Catalog or See Our Agentf 

NEW YORK 

S. NATHAN, 531 Seventh Ave. 

CHICAGO 
BARNES T. CO.. 75 W. Randolph 

HERKERT & MEISEL T. CO. 

»10 WASIIINCTON ^VE. 
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BUFFALO 



By SIDNEY BURTON. 

MA.IFSTIC, — Itonsielle compauy 
in "Nightip-Niglit." 

riCTi:KFS. — Slu a's Criterion, 
"J.ife"'; Sliea's IIipi)odrome, "Sal- 
vage": Strand, "Wedding Jiells'; 
Olympic, 'Tlic (Ireat Day." 



TJie currint bulletin of the CJros- 
venor Library of JtufTalo is devoted 
to an excellent article on the li- 
biarys collect ion of IJritish play- 
bills and commentaries upon tlie 
Fnglish theatre of 100 years ago. 
Large numbers of the public are In- 
specting the collection, which i^ uaid 



DROP FOR SALE, $50.00 

Two Piece Creton Cyclorama, 
Peacock Green; Used Two Per- 
formances. Can Be Hung in 
ONE. Phone: Longacre 3864. 



H. HICK-S & SON 

675 Fifth Avenue, at 53d Street 

Have a little fruit delivered to your home or your 
friends — take it to your week-end outing 



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AGENCY 

1441 Broadway, New York 

PHO>'E DRVANT gWI 

Booking First Class Acts ir 

nUST CLASS THEATRES 
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Preaident * * General Manager, 

CHARLES k£. BRAY, 

General Western Represent at Iv 

FRANK VINCENT, 8. LAZ LANSBURGH, 

GEORGE GOTTLIEB, BENJ. B. KAHANE, 

Managers' Booking DepL Law D "t^ ^*'^<**- 

E. H. CONWAY, JOHN POLLOCK, 

Publicity and Promotion Press Dept, 

O. R. McMAHON, 

Manager Auditing Department 

GENERAL OFFICES, 

PALACE THEATRE BUILDING, NEW YORK CITY 



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to be one of the most complete ex- 
tant and which will be permauenlly 
housed here. 



The Bonstelle stock company will 
produce next week, for the first time 
on any stage, a new comedy by 
Annie Nathan Meyer, entitled "Tiie 
District Attorney." 



Sydney S. Cohen, Samuel Bcrman 
and Senator Jame.s G. Walker 
stopped over in Uuffalo on July 4 
to attend a luncheon of local ex- 
hibitors at the Iroquois. 



U. S. war films were withdrawn 
from the Opera House Saturday 
night. 



Films— Allen, "The Man of the 
Forest"; Standard, "The Fighting 
Lover"; Stillman, "Sham"; State. 
"White and Unmarried"; Park and 
Mall, -Hlack Hoses"; Orpheum. 
"Tho Silent Man"; Strand, "The 
Hired Man'; Heights, "A Small 
Town Idol"; Capitol, "Dream 
Street." 



According to announcement madti 
here this week Buffalo will sec the 
l)remiero of Ray Comstock's new 
Princess production, "I'at.-y," early 
next season at the Shub'-rt srock. 
Comstock Is a former Buffaloian 
and was once treasurer of the old 
Star theatre. 



All of the newspapers devoted 
columns of space to the N. A. P.. T. 
O. statement Issued last week de- 
claring open shop for burlesque. The 
Gayety here will bo the local battle- 
ground. None of the labor organi- 
zations has made any statement re- 
garding the situation. 



CLEVELAND 

By J. WILSON ROY 

At the Ohio, McLaughlin's Uep^r- 
toiro Company in 'Nightie Night." 
Next week, ".Just Suppose." 



Inez Wallaco, former screen ac- 
tress, but in private life Mrs. Frank 
Ilubbell. has o*?tablished a training 
school In her home here for film 
aspirants. 



According to present plans I<'r;»nl\ 
Drew will reopen the Star early in 
August. 



\'audevllle is still running at 
Keith's, F'riscilla, Loew's Lit)<Mt.\ 
and Miles'. 



JAMES MADISON says 

I am A (Iciuorratir! author and c(|ijaII> 
At hnm« whsikiftr I write iiionoloKUtK. 
HUlpwAlk acta, r^rodies. noof(H. aketchofi, 
inuNlcal comodira, burleaquA ahowii, uroti- 
nrloR, movl* titira, mle. In New Yurk all 
.Suinrnrr at IIBS llroAdWAy. 



The 
week" 



Liicier celebrates "surprise 
after cleaning, redecorating 



and upholstering 



CONEY ISLAND 

By D. KALKER 

The Giant Ferris Wheel on the 
Bowery and Ward'.'; Walk, had an 
aeeidcjit Sunday. The wheel ^ 

full wh(>n it suddenly stopped. A 
block and fall had to be used to get 
some of the occupants out who were 
near the ground. There were sev- 
eral sailors on the ride who were 
up at the top of the Ferris, which 
is 150 feet from the ground. It was 
4.30 In the morning before they got 
the tars out and they were fast 
asleeji. 



Over the Fourth the old Iron 
Steamboat got a big play. Monday 
the I'olice Reserves had to be called 
out aa Steeplechase Pier was so 
crowded the police were afraid of 
an accident. 



William Johnson, the owner of 
the Bcn-Hur Race, started some- 



WARDROBE PROP. 
TRUNKS, $10.00 

Big narsrains. IIav« bc«n ased. Also m 
few S<M:ond Hand Innovation and Flbr« 
Wardrobe Trunks $20 and S2S. A few 
extra Jarge Property Trunks. Also old 
Taylor pnd Bttl Trunks* 28 West list 
Street. Between Broadway and 5tb Ave., 
New York City. 



thing when he reduced his ride to 
10 cents. The Rocky Road, adjoin- 
ing that ride, also cut the price to 
a dime and so did the Thompson 
people. It seems as if the day of 20 
and 25 cent admissions on scenic 
railways is history. 



The local New York City Life 
Saving Corps, recently originated, 
treated over 250 cases of lirst aid 
over the holidays. 



The local precin 't claims a rec- 
ord for lost children during the 



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AKE-UP 

Est Henry C. Miner, Inc. 



holiday. On Saturday 65 wer« 
brought in, Sunday 80 and the 
Fourth 105. The kiddies almost 
swamped the station house, but the 
local authorities took it good-na- 
turedly. 



The local parks and concession- 
aries got a good break over Inde- 
pendence Day. There was a line at 




E. Qalizi & Bro. 



Greatflct Profes- 
sional Acoordioa 
Uanufarturert aiMi 
ItepAlrvn. 
InromparabI* 8ps» 
rial worka. N«v 
Ides PaUotad 
Shift Ktrt. 
TcL rrsDUlo m 

New Ysrk City 
tl5 Canal Street 



the Municipal Baths which 
stretched all the way down to 
Ocean parkwny. All tho bathing 
houses did a landslide business, and 
after they were lllled the pools got 
a big play. The B. R. T. reports 
tliat more fares were collected in 




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REVUE OF 1921 

SEASON OPENS AUG. 7 

REHEARSALS START JULY 11, 1 P. \l. 

GEORGE CHOOS HALL 

no West 47th Street 

Can Use Some Good Show Girlr> and Mediums — Also a Few Po' 

REPORT AT ABOVE HALL 



Friday, July 8, 1921 



VARIETY 



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LORRAENE 



500 Housekeeping Apartments 

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HILDONA COURT 

Ml to 147 WMt 45t1i SU. Phono: Loo|*cr« S5«0 
A feuiMIn* dt iMxt. Iu«t oonaUtctfi olovator 
•fartnontt arranto* In auito* of ono. t%M and 
tUrM raoNii. ttlth tnoo %t\h antf showar. tilod 
kltehtnt. kltoHoMtto*. Thaaa avartntata aatkody 
avary luxury kaowa to madora uioaco. 

tSO.M Up Moathly: %\%M U» Wookly. 

VANDIS COURT 

t4l-247 Woat 43d 81. Pkon* Bryaat 7112 

On*, thraa ano (our raani aaartmantt. with 

kitchtntttaa. privato bath aad tolophoao. <ha 

Glvaey tha«t apart maati ara aotad for la ona of 
i attractlana. 

tlS.OO Up Waokly. 



HENRI COURT 

112. 314 and ]•• Wo«t 4<th tt 

Phona: LoRffaera 1830 

Aa ■p-to-tha-miauta. ac«. Ilraproal aulWiati 

arranged ia apartmaRtt of thraa aad four raoaia 

with kitchani and privata kath. Phoaa la oaoh 

apartmaat. 

$17.98 Up Waakly 

THE DUPLEX 

S30 and 325 Wpat 43d 8L 

Phoao: Bryant tl3i-42S3 

Throo and four reoma with hath, furniihad *o a 

dagraa of modernfleat that OMola anythini In thia 

type of huildinp. Thatc apartmaat* will aeooai- 

modata four or mora adults. 

18.50 Up Waakly. 



THE BERTHA 

. CompUto for HouBckooping. Cfean and Airy. 
323 Waat 43rd Stroot NEW YORK CITY 

PriTAta Bath, t-4 Booaaa. Oatcrias ta tht eoaafort aad ««aiveni«ncr oi Iha prafaaafaa. 
etwum Htk* »nd V.%^ir\c rjghf - • - tg.fiO Dp 

IRVINGfON" H ALL 

365 to 359 Waat 51st Straat. Phona Circia 6640 

An Alavator, flrrpr<M>f balldlns of tha u«weot typ^. toaviaa tvary d«Ttcc aad eoa* 
v<>nl«ae«. Apartmeata ara bcaDtlfully arranged itnil cnuaUi of t. 8 and 4 rooma. 
with ldtrh«na and klleheB«tt«a < '« «. hath and 'phonr. 8t7.00 In Weekly. 

Addreaa all eonmanicatlona to Charlaa Tenrnbaam, Irvlartoa Hall. 



I Addresa all commun^catlona to M. Ctamao 

Principal Office — iMnd.a Court, 241 VVeat 43rd Street, New York 
Apartments can be 6«cn aveninga. Office In eacb bulidins. 



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SPECIAL SUMMER KATES 



Lansdale-Canton Apartments 

on Broadway — 1690-1696 — Between 53d-54th Streets 

FURNISHED APARTMFNTS . 1, 2. 8. 4 R00318 and BATH 

UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT 

Hlirti ClaKR Elevator ApnrtmrntN: Kvevy Ponnible Service; With Kitchen and 
KItolienettca; 4-K«K)in 8uiteH ENpocially Adapted for Two Coupler; l^rpre 
Kitrlien. ProfeNflioniil KuteH Quoted. 



$6 



PER WEEK 
UP 



ini POOMQ Nawly Renovatad, 
IvA IVV-rV-^lYlO with Kitchan Priviiages. 



la tha Hoart of tho Theatrical Dlatrlctr Two Illocks from Pcnn. Station 

MARION HOTEL r.„r,r;»„-il 56 West 35th St. 

MARTIN A. GRAHAM. Manager. 



LOW RATES 



CIRCLE BOTEL 



THE HOME OF THEATRICAL FOLK 
FORMERLY 



REISENWEBER'S 



COLUMBUSCIRCLE&58th STREET 



'Phona COLUMBUS 1348 



.HInirle Room and HHtli and SultcH of Parlor, Hedroom and Ilath; 
Liprlit. Airy KooniN; Excellently Fiirnialicd; All IinprovrntentM; Over- 
l<H)kinK Central Park; Five MLoutaa from All Th^atr^H; l^w Ratea. 



those three days than In any three 
days In its history. The busses had 
no prices out. Th^v ^lmt)ly loaded 
them up. and as soon as they got 
started Informed the occupants that 
It would Just cost th'-m $110 to 
reach 42d street. These busses hold 
about 50 people. Though the 



A. RATKOWSKY, Inc. 




Scarfs, Coatof's, Stoics and nov- 
elty fur pieces including the very 
popular one. two and throe skin 
Bcaifs, in all the most wanted 
pelts. 

Just the thing you need to add 
the perfecting touch to your sum- 
mer costume is here at a marked 
price saving. 

liuy direct from the manufac- 
turer and save at least one-third 
less .han the wholesale price. 

Special DUcount to ttie ProfeHiiion 

34 West 34th Street 
NEW YORK CITY 



crowds over the holidays were tre- 
mendous, there were reports all 
around th'U the spending waa no- 
where near up to last year's re- 
ceipts. It seems that the people 
just come down and go home. 



INDIANAPOLIS 

By VOLNEY B. FOWLER. 

Members of the duKury Kelly 
stock left for the east following the 
close of tho 12 weeks' season at 
English's. Tho season was a finan- 
cial success for Kelly and his back- 
ers. Opposing Interests have been 
attempting to spread tales to the 
effect Kelly lost from $5,000 to $10.- 
000, but tho proof Is to the contrary. 
Kelly announced bciun ms depart- 
ure for a month In the Maine woods 
that ho will bo back at Knglish's 
next summer. Meanwhile there has 
been no action by the local court In 
W ir h Kelly filed suit to collect |1.- 
000 which he alleges Stuart Walkor 
owes him for his share in "Picca- 
dilly .Tim," which they produced to- 
gether in 1910. 



Marjorle Vonncgut of Indianapolis 
and Margaret Dalrymple of liouis- 
villo Joined tlie Walker company last 
week. Wf 



ATTENTION 

VAUDEVILLE WRITERS 

T am in liio luikrkLt f<>r good nml< ri.nl 
for Viiudcville production. 

Write at once for an api)ointini-nt. 
Adcla^Hs: IU)\ 27. VARIFTV. New York 



WANTED: THEATRE 

MR. VAUGHAN GLASER 

Foil 

PERMANENT STOCK COMPANY 

to (.pf^n I^bor Day. Now playing foiirt«>onth senson Temi)lc Theatre. 
ROChIeSTER^" ^^^*^'^*«*' VAldllAN (JLASI^IK, TEMPLE THEATRE, 



No r< '^rtlon wl»l« nn-^ ~«i.«r ••»»»i««v 



THE ADELAIDE 

754-756 EIGHTH AVENUE 

Between 46tl. nr»' ♦ - — '- On^ njoeh -cf of Broadway 

Thraa, Foar and FlTC-Boom High-Claaa Famiahed Apartmeata — ilO Dp 

Strictly Frofeaalonal. MRH. «EOK<iE HIFXiKL Mirr - Phoneat Bryaat — — -1 



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W^i^NERTioTEL 

AMNTERUAM, .N. T 

fl.2'> .siiiglo. MiitKiui .*;!•?. '3 ?:::.-;>„ u5,i«}. M.ltKiit 
t>alh Vi'ib Siiisle. wiib liatii $3.00 l><>jMe. vltb 
bjtta. 

F R E D O N 1 A 

(EUROPEAN PLAN) 

TENNESSEE AVE.. Juat OfT Boardwalk. 
The Hotel That Haa Advi-rtiaod 
AT LAN TIC CITY f or 2 »_Y ea r a. 

HOTEL STRATHMORE 

WALNUT at Itth ST.. PHILADELPHIA 

CaU-rltu to it)f> Profeatlon exoluHiv«>]y. Staitla 
rii«m!t with ruiinlnc watrr, flO.OO a wreii: doubl«>. 
(15.00. .Siugle with prirata batb %\i a week, 
double (19.00. Clouiilinraa ajid »*rvlc« — our motto. 

B. F. CANILL, Mr. 



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HOTEL SANDERS 

CASS AND COLUMBIA 

DETROIT, MICH. 

Fir* Minute Walk to Theatres. 

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FOR THEATRICALS.— Ilodara antf U»-t«-Data. 

GOOD RfSTAURANT IN CONNBCTI0.>l 

WRrr£ FOR RESERVATIONS 



THEATRICAL 



DOUGLAS HOTEL 



BEN DWORETT, Maaaver 

Rooina Newly Renovated ^ ' Con- 
veniencca. — Vacanclea Now Open. 

207 W. 40th St.— Off B'way 

i'hone: Bryant 1477-8. 



Phone: Columbus 227S-4 — 1479 

SOL R APTS. 

33 We»t 65th St., N. Y. City 

2. 3 and 5 rooms. Complete houaekuepin^. 
Phone in every apartment. 

MR8. RILEY, Prop. 



Mrs. Margaret Breyer, for 63 
years a character actor, visited her 
son. Avon Breyer, manager of the 
Colton stock in Portland, Ind., lant 
week. Mrs. Breyer has been with 
Metro pictures recently. 



Phone LONfiACRE 3333 

Furnished Apartments 

AND ROOMS 

I^nce Rooma, $S.OO and Cp. 

1. 2. 3 Room ApartmentM. f 10 to fl8. 

COiMPLETE H0U8EKEEPIN0 

310 WEST 48th ST.. N. Y. CITY 



Thirty-flve out of 62 pictures 
viewed by the Indianapolis board of 
photoplay Indorsers were approved 
during June, the latest report of 
the board says. 



Tho state convention of tho 
ChriHtlan Endeavor Union at Ander- 
son adopted resolutions denouncini? 
the morals of the movie industry 
and Sunday shows and advociiting 
a boycott against the latter. 



KANSAS CITY 

BY WILL R. HUGHES 

The "Saucy Baby" company 
opent'd an indefinite enpagement at 
the Kmprea.s this week and will stay 
as long a.s *hey can keep 'em com- 
iiiK. "A flypsy Romance" was the 
initial offering and was rather u 
pretentious affair for a tab com- 
pany, the mu.sical number ranging 
from grand opera to ni^'gcr actH,' 
with plenty of hoakum throv.n in, 
but which went over for big laugh.s 
from the capacity ani^' tho 

opening day. The company ia 
hraded by liilly (JravcH, who with 
".Ja.sbo" Mahon and Curley lUirn.s. 
furnish tho comedy. Marion 
Cavanaugh is the prima dorma and 
Sophia i>avis the soubrelte. I'aiil 
Choh t, yodoler. Ih featured. "Billy's 
Night Out" wa.s the bill for the last 
half tho week. 



Clladys Cranson, i** expected to 



WHY LIVE IN HOTELS? 

When we ran offer you better Induce- 
menta for lean money. Furnlahed 
rooma, modern buildinir. near Central 
Park We.^t, with use of kitchen, com- 
pletely equipped for houaekeeplna, 
gaa, electricity, linen, maid aervice 
included, at the following ratea: — 

Single rooma |4.00 up 

Double, with running water 7.50 up 

Front Hulte.i 14.00 up 

KKFKKE.NCB.S KHSBNTIA1. 
14 W. lOlat. Phono Riveralde 5«)2«. 

ItlVEKSIDE 5558 

STANWIX 

320 West 96th Street 

NEAR WK.ST FiND AVBNUK 

Ono and Two Uo«)ma With Kitrhonottea. 

17.60 to $16.00 per wof'i<. 

Steam — Electricity — I'hnno 

J. P. WALLER, Mgr. 



arrive this week from Europe, where 
she h;i been for two years as pvfhia 
donna for the Carl llosa Op<Ma com- 
pany. She will vi.sit her parents here 
for six weekg before returning to 
London to rejoin the same company 



Denny Costello, owner of the Cozy 
theatre, which ha.s been running for 
the past few days with union pickets 
in front of the l»ox ofTlc<\ ha« secured 
an injunction in tho district court, 
restraining the i>lrkets from working 
The injun' lion i.s n turiial>Ii» July 
11 wh«'n tho merits of the ease will 
l)c ht'ard. Tlio Moving IMcture 
(Jporjitors rla'.m that tin' Ijousf 
oi)eiator wa:} Unfair" hent'o the 
plrk«*ting. 



Bu.sine.ss at Electric Park, whoro 
the ••|''olliea of 1921" is the big fea- 
ture attraction, continues to hold up 
far beyond expectations, and the 
hugo music pavilion, where the 
Follies perfoimaiue In given. Is 
Jammed nightly. Mary Riley, billed 
as 'The Queen of Song." 0|jened 
last week and i)rove(l an Instan- 
taneous hit. Brown's Saxophone 
Six and I>{ichmnnn Si.sters, opened 
.July 3, and Walter Stanton and 
Ethel K'elNr and rimms will -he the 
new <'omers .luly 16. 



PITTSBURGH 

By COLEMAN HARRISON 

Facing rondilions, the most seri- 
ous in local history, local managers 
are sitting pretty witli fond hopcH 
but little oritiniisni regarding llie 
advent of tiie coming .season, La- 
bor is ill a terrilde state, something 
like 200.000 men Iteiflt,' idle ;it this 
writing. 



Warm weatiu r has can <«l a .vIIkIU 
letup in iJavis iee« ipfs. and indi- 




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"With the Odor of Ro^cs." 16 07. J51.00 8 07.. 60c 
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catlon.s i)olnt to similar roturns fof 
ahout another month. 



Sarnnjy iSivitz, for many years on 
The Dl.spntf h 8i)ortinK MtafT, Is now 
publicity director for lUiwIand & 
Clark hen-, who conduct Homc ten 
theatres, scattered about the city. 

Max I''rec>«lman has replaced 
Maurice Kosen as mannKcr of the 
local Hemick office. Mr. l-'reedmaii 
has several popular numbers to his 
credit, niulnc Knyder, formerly of 
th« Hemlek office, is now as.sociated 
with tho local McKlnley i>ranch. 



The muHic business l.i aNo In Its 
nio.st terrible state rlKht now. Mu- 
5<lcIan.M nre trying to embark Into 
other fields, and finding conditions 
just as trying in them. Many havo 
left town for summ<r r< sorts in tlie 
liOfM' of |;inflir)K work tl)ei''. 



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When Plastic Can Give Both 

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HENRY FINK'S 

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PORTLAND, ORE, 

HEILIG— Fox'a "Over fhc Ilill." 
LYHIC— Lyric Muflical Travesty 
Co. ill "A Midnight Masquerade. ' 

Pic turo.s— Liberty. "Scrup Iron"; 
Columbia, "The Woman God 
Changed"; Klvoli, "Two Woekn 
Witii I'ay"; l»coi)lo'd. 'Tlie Cirl 
From Novk'iicro"; Majestic. ' Snow- 
blincl"; Stir*. "ThunOer IsIhixI." 




Le Ci.TUtl Teirl. ittana^or of tlie 
Baiter Sl(n:l<. blii)i)od bade into 
rortlan"! la.st week from Lour 
Beach. VVasii., where he i.s .Mpendinj; 
tho .summer with Walter (Jllbert, 
etupe dircM'tor, and Milton Seaman, 
former Halccr manasor. IN^arl in- 
dicates that the Haker'H 21. si sea.soii 
•will orx'M about Sept. 4 witli at least 
four important new players in tlie 
ca.st. 



Mrmber.s of the Motion Picture 
Exliibiiors* Leapuo of Oregon at 
their nuotinff last Thursday votrd 
uut|iJ iliilci t,-tidorsemont of plans 
for ror'land J 1925 world s fair and 



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Featuring 

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NIGHTLY 
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LeRoy Smith's Symphonic 
Dance Orchestra 

REISENWEBER'S 

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NEW YORK 



mentioned by the Brooklyn Kagle 
a.s likely to be named to the new 
Conaorship Board by Governor 
Miller. Mrs. Burton is a resident 
of Rochester, and she says she has 
not heard that she is to bo named, 
nor does she take the matter seri- 
otisly. She has been prominent in 
women's politics on the Republican 
side. 



BLACK BILLY SUNDAY 

■■| saw you work 16 tchH' 9r> wUh Oorttiftn'a 
^Unittrei*. OftiV wnndrrpd how you h«ld oo. 
Soiof 'old bird.' you."— MarcMt L»cw. 

".Saw jrnnr net wlien I wai a boy; haven't. 
ch.iitRml a bit."- J. H. Lubin. 

"Act too amall for Snail Ttjn«; try •onieth'.nf 

.smaller."— Gy« Sun. 

Maferlal by XJuh Dlr«oUon. nom^r Hi'.w, 

Variety. New York. OPEN SOLID. 



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DUELL& 
WOODY 

Tiielr Mnrk 

in 

A Hoz Office 

Attraction 

by 

PAUL 

GERARD 

SMITH. 

Direction: 
LEW CANTOR 




"'^CTSJF 



UURIE ORDWAY 



IRENE FISHER, At Piane 



this production. At Crandall's Met- 
ropolitan the picture, with Marmier- 
ite Clark featured, is bein^ shown, 
and two of the players of the stoclc 
company are also appearing in the 
picture — namely. Miss Martin and 
Mr. Gendron. 

For the closinq: week of the stock 
Mr. Edwards has chosen "Way 
Down East." John M. Kline has 
been specially engaged for the role 
of the Squire. Robert Bristor. the 
leading man, will portray iMvid- 



Howard Rum.sey stock lease, fori 

oither Shubert vaudeville or road | Keith's is only slightly off. due to 



attractions. Just who will be at 
the helm at the Wieting opera 
house for the Shuberts is another 
unanswered question. I'hilip Gold- 
man, building superintendent, is 
now in charge. 



offered their cooperation 
pos.sible manner. 



in any 



Robert Davis, tenor, who is tak- 
ing a few weeks off by spending a 
vacation in the Northwest, is sing- 
ing this week at the Liberty. 
Davis* regular stand is at Sid Grau- 
man's liOs Angeles theatre, where 
al.so are John Murtagh. former 
Portland organist, and Micha Gut- 
ter.son. former leader of the Rivoli 
theatre orchestra here. 



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SINGING 
DANCING 
NOVELTY 

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FIVE WEEKS- 
SHORT JUMPS 

Season Opens Sept. 1st 

Paramount Theatres, Ltd. 

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Tho Minneapolis Klk.s' all-.star 
mmstrel show will stage its produc- 
tion at the public auditorium here 
Wednesday night. The show is 
en route to Los Angeles and the 
annual lodge convention, called for 
July 10. 

ROCHESTER. N. Y. 

TiYCEUM —Manhattan Players in 
"The Ruined Tiady." 

TKMPLIO.— (Jlascr company in 
"Turn to the Right" 

FAY'S. — Gypsy Trio, Minstrel 
Missu--^. James Grady and company. 
Jollv Joluiuv Joni\s. Joe Tja Vaux. 
William Cahill; "Hearts Up," lilm. 

Pictures — Hegent, "Straight from 
Paris." first half, and "Sir light Is 
ih*-* Way." second half. PiccadiPy 
"The ld.>l of the North." tlrst half. 
a.Jid "Whsit Hapi>eneil to Ro.ss," sec- 
ond half. 



SYRACUSE, N. Y. 

By CHESTER B. BAHN 

EMPIRE. — Knickerbocker Play- 
ers in "Business Before Pleasure." 
Hal Salter, who came here with the 
original Knicks six years ago, made 
his debut with the company Mon- 
day as leading man. In other sea- 
sons Salter was .second man. The 
promotion, apparently, is going to 
be a popular one. The Perlmutter 
role gives him a difficult characteri- 
zation, but he measures up to the 
demands easily. Ralph Murphy, 
who has been serving as stage di- 
rector of the Knicks. comes into his 
own this week as Abe Potash. 
Edith Speare, one of the most 
capable actresses the Knicks have 
had in recent sea.sons, is a genuine 
hit as the vamp. Some of the local 
reviewers didn't take kindly to 
Florence Roberts' Mrs. Potash, but 
her performance adds much. 



VANCOUVER, B. C. 

By H. P. NEWBERRY 

EMPRESS.— Empress Stock Co 
opened July 2, 1921. 

ORPHEUM— Pictures for sum- 
mer. 

PANTAGES.— Vaudeville. 

CAPITOL. DOMINION— Filfws. 

ALLEN. '.EX. GLOBE— First 
National features. 

BROADWAY. MAPLE LEAF. 
COLONIAL. COLUMBIA. — Pic- 
tures. 



the weather. 



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The Strand and Cosmos continue 
to attract with vaudeville and pic- 
tures, while the straight picture 
houses, although feeling the .slump, 
cannot complain. Loew's Palace is 
showing "The Idol of the North"; 
T..oew's Columbia held over Griffith's 
"Dream Street'; Crandall's Metro- 
politan has "Scrambled Wives." 
while Moore's Rialto is offering 
"Beifu Revel." 



Harold Nelson and pupils recent- 
ly presented "Prince Otto" for two 
nights in the auditorium of thei 
Vancouver School of Expression. 



Edna May Oliver and Lejn Pierr* 
Gendron of the Garrick Playeri 
close the engagement Saturday, 
July 9. ' 



Where theatricals have.lx'en nut* 
fering the summer parks have beefli 
attracting crowds. . .. . , 



The Empress and Pantages are 
the only theatres open, excepting 
pictures. 



A theatre seating 1,000 was re- 
cently opened at Hammond. B. C. 



Hot weather lately has driven a 
Rood (Ic.il of tho usual Ihoalrc 
pittonagf to lake and bay, with the 
i-siilt that business is quiet in 
town and uiood at the resorts. Both 
»lu« stock c(»inpanios .are doing fair, 
how«\"r. ind the fu't that I<'ay'.s 
coniinue.s opctj is proof that busi- 
lu'.-.s i.s not poor enough to close. 



Dcwitt Newlng. well known in 
this city as manager of tho Knick- 
erbocker Players at tho Empire 
.some seasons ago. has just com- 
pleted a new comedy, according to 
a letter received at tho Empire by 
Trea.iuror James O'Donnell. New- 
ing has boon an Invalid for some 
time, a physical breakdown fol- 
lowing his trip to China, where he 
gathered material for his "The Love 
of Shu Shung,*' now being i>roduccd 
in stock. Newing writes that he 
hasn't named his new brain child 
as yot. 



Mary Southam Smith of this city, 
who has been appearing in concert, 
made her first vaudeville venture at 
Keith's Tue.sday night under the 
Keith inspirational plan. 



Mrs M It ion TV P.urlon has been 



Tho Shubert plan.i for Syracuse 
dining the new season have not 
been drafted so far, according to 
word receiv<Ml here from the Sh\>- 
bert press department. The repf)rt 
persists that the Shuberts want the 



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Jack Edward.s. manager of the 
summer stock at the Shubert-Gar- 
rick, has made a gallant but losing 
fight against the intense heat, and 
although he posted the two weeks' 
notice. Qflfective July 16, it was made 
provisional, and should business 
take a jump, whicli naturally would 
follow with the breaking of the hot 
spell, the company will continue. 
This week, with Florence Martin 
getting her first opportunity, they 
are presenting "Scrambled Wives." 
A peculiar situation Is created by 



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PICTURES 



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NEWS OF FILM WORLD 



The Appellate Division la«t week 
l*vei>=td a |2.r>00 verdict io fiavor of 
Max Khrenreich against th« Fox 
Film Corporf.tlon, approvins the de- 
fendant -appellant's contention that 
they are not responflble for act8 
committed by their employes or. 
more RpcclficHlly, for th< fact that 
their 8UP«Plntendent caused the ar- 
rest of the plaintiff. Ehrenrelch In 
1918 was arrested on grand larceny 
charges In connection with the dis- 
ftDpearance of a print of "Cleopatra." 
Ehrenrelch was in charge of the film 
vaults and had been In the Fox em- 
ploy fo- the past ten years until the 
iiummer of 1918. He was subse- 
quently acquitted and brought suit 
for $20,000 damages for false arrest 
^d m.ilicious prosecution against 
the Fox Film Corporation, securing 
judgment for $2,500 on the latter 
ground. 

* Joe Striker lu playing * opposite 
Alice Calhoun at Vltagraph. 



Harry Hapf, 
others. 



M. H. MofTman and 



Ralph Proctor^ late general man- 
ager of the Stoll Film Go. of Amer- 
ica, has signed with the Fox Film 
Corp. to handle the big Fox specials 
for next season. 



Qoldwyn has added another 
feature picture to its list of flfth 
year productions. It Is described as 
A comedy of American life cared 
•Tardon My Frenth," an adapta- 
tion of Eklward Childs Carpenter's 
story "Polly in the Pantry." The 
picture is a Messmorc Kendall pro- 
duction, directed by Sidney Olcott. 



The Associated Screen News, 
Inc., is named defendant in a Su- 
preme Court action on three counts 
representing as many notes, by the 
Equity Pictures Corp. which is 
suing to recaver a total of $70,000. 
All three notes are dated October 
26, 1920. and made out on loans by 
Patrick A. Powers, who assigned 
them to the fikiuity company, with 
whom Powers is dissociated in an 
executive capacity. One note is for 
$50,000, maturing four months from 
date, and the others fov $10,000 
each, maturing five and seven 
months from date. 



TRADITION 

Rm MMlchuri Carl Wafrncr 

lUntnra Uavba Tuul Otto 

Semena •..•• Marc«lla Ilalliz 

Hedeaaa Urlch I'ubat 

W'un-Bl Ralph V. Roberta 

Dncham Max ZuwiHiak 

OM Tfkkl Emtll<> Unda 

WiMiHTTi T. Cunninisliaiii. . . liana Anttorcon 

Ifileaiior ij«>tte Kliiuler 

Arnold Cooper Arthur bcbroeder 



John S. Robertson, f who went to 
ISngliind for Famous Playw^rs to 
consult with Sir Jamea M. Barrie 
before assuming the direction of the 
Aiming of "Peter Pan," will remain 
there to do one picture In that 
country. It has not yet been de- 
cided whether "Peter Pan" will be 
made in England or America. 



Justice Edward G. WhitaMipr. sit- 
ting in Special Term, Part I. of the 
Supreme Court las* week, denied the 
I application of Douglas & Scheuer, 
Inc., film producers, to compel 
Samuel Schwartzberg, an attorney 
in the Fitzgerald Building, to re- 
turn the corporation books and 
papers which the counsellor is 
holding in lieu of an unpaid 
balance of $500 for professional 
services rendered since the organ- 
ization of . the corporation in 
November. The corporation form- 
erly consisted of Ira Simmons. 
W. A. S. Douglas and 'VValter 
Soh«uer, but since Mr. Simmons' 
withdrawal is now known under the 
latter's corporate names. 



M. H. Hoffman has withdrawn as 
general manager of Pioneer Film 
Corp. A. E. Lefcourt, the president, 
will direct the managerial affairs 
until further notice. 



The executors of the estate of 
George Backer, who died recently, 
are endeavoring to dispose of the 
deceased's holdings in a number of 
picture enterprises. Mr. Backer at 
various times financed the film pro- 
ductions of George W. Ledercr, 



Gladys Hulette has signed with 
Inspiration Pictures, Inc., to play 
the leading female role opposite 
Richard Barthelme.ss in the tatter's 
first starring vehicle, "Tol'able 
David." Henry King will direct 
the feature. 



John D. Tippett, an American 
film renter who has been doing bus- 
iness in England for the past 20 
years, arrived in New York la^5t 
week. He reports film conditions in 
England as in very bad shape at 
present. 



. SUCH A LITTLE dUEEN 

Realart has picturized "Such a 
Little Queen" originally produced as 
a legitimate production by the late 
Henry B. Harris as the initial star- 
ring vehicle for Elsie Ferguson. 
Channlng Pollack is the author, the 
screen adaptation having been made 
by J. Clarkson Miller and Lawrence 
McCloskey, with Constance Binney 
as its star. Although, as a matter 
of sentiment, the picture might have 
had Misj Ferguson as its star, a 
better selection than Miss Binney 
could not have been made. She has 
all of the charm which the role of 
a young queen calls for. and ad- 
. mirably plays the part, which pro- 
* vides the entire backbone of the 
production. 

The story deals with the experi- 
ences of a dethroned king and queen. 
The couple, tyimarried, are forced 
from their native lands by revolu- 
tionists and settle in America, 
where, regardless of misfortunes and 
lack of funds, find that true love 
grips them, and with their recall by 
their people they mount the throne 
together, connecting their two king- 
doms. 

It in a dainty tale neatly worked 
out, but not strongly enough forti- 
:io(l With action to place it in the 
'rent rank of feature pictures. To 
I large extent the production de- 
fends upon sub-titles and captions, 
rhesr are most cleverly written and 
lo not detract from the picture's 



value, ahhough in continuous use 

George Pawcett did the directing 
^nd displays a competent hand in 
fhe development. Vincent Coleman 
'; entrusted with the male lead, 
vhich he plays earnestly and with 
ren.siderable ability. Roy Fernan- 
dez in a juvenile part, provides a 
dash of true American pep that is 
becoming, with two character roles 
well handled by J.' H. Gilmour and 
Jt.vHie Ralph, the latter handling a 
cook part for good comedy results. 

Healnrt has done well with the 
production, and especially with the 
pa<geanlry in conneetion with the 
<^oijrt .s(( nes. The detail has been 
J[*M I<'Ol<ed After in this direction. 
J f'ls latrst version of "Such a Little 
Wiieeri" should prove a <lraw on 
»H)th tlie ability of its star and the 
iijteust derived from the story. 

l^he original film version of the 
r»«< e was made in 1914. with iMary 
• 1' l<fonI as its star, after having 
fj**u oriKinally produced as a stage 
^••l^if le for KIsie I-Vrmison, and later 
•"^ .'t iimsicjii comedv piece for Mitzi 
urnlrr the title of "Her Little llipht 



THE BRONZE BELL 

The Hronzc Bell" misses, espr>- 
J|'"> fr.r the box offiee. It's a lin«\ 
'"^' puttjii. Hpli n«lidly set, yet it 
Jnivs, s funvi.iioi,, a-id throu^'h this 
•'••'.iii.v. a feature lilm th.it oine 
^" I. iM sh'nlly f.M^;otten. The eon- 
Vk'm.ii is loxt thioiiKh the le^'Mld- 
Jny sioiv that <arri«H implausibil- 
•^»y it oricu'wMb.<*A»inl»UU6 hJdLV- 



ily entwined that the Rivoli audi- 
ence Tuesday evening was moved 
to a light titter at a couple of points 
in the running. 

It's really too bad. James W. 
Home in directing has handled the 
story In a masterly fashion. He 
has huge mob scenes of Mohamme- 
dans, with much of the locale placed 
in India. It Is that jumping back 
and forth from India to Long 
Island, with the characters congre- 
gating in that film dramatic way 
which knocks the conviction a tale 
such as this must carry. 

There are discrepancies also in 
the story. Just why Har Dyal Rut- 
ton, one of the dual roles played by 
Courtenay Foote^ would not obey 
The Voice of the Bell was not ex- 
plained. It was set forth that the 
heir to the throne who became king 
upon his father's sudden demise 
when the son said he wouldn't obey, 
had received an English education 
or studied military science In that 
country. That might h.ive beer> a 
hazarded reason. Had the story 
romped off to the son -king's love 
for an English girl, it would have 
been another story, of course, and 
possibly a more appealing one. In- 
stead, Louis Joseph Vance wrote in 
a double, David Amber, an Ameri- 
can, that called for any quantity 
of double exposure or trick photog- 
raphy that did not always seem 
truo in the doubles, though if it 
were, it was excellent i)hotography 
beyond a doubt. 

The king, fearing the wrath of 
the Indian Bell, flees to Long 
Isliind, where the daughter of thc 
Indian commandant has also gone, 
to visit her uncle, so these two peo- 
ple from faraway, unknown to 
each other and sailing on the same 
boat, locate within a couple of 
miles of one another near the 
Sound, to be in the same vicinity 
as the only man in the world who 
bears a resemblance to tho king, 
minus some swart hiness. It's the 
double, Amber, who falls in love 
with the girl, while tho king dies 
on Long Island after killing a cour- 
ie'- of the liell, who brouglit a ni«s- 
sage for th»> king to retuin and 
oi)ey. Then Amber follows the giri 
b.'ick to India, is thrust forward as | d< t 
the king, undeitaU'-s the "ordt .il' ] t li< 
(of which much is mafb) of the r.<il, 
and is rescued by the l^n^Ii^^'h troops 



••Tradition" is another of the se- 
ries of foreign film productions to 
which we are rapidly growing ac- 
customed. It Is Impressive in the 
matter of its settings, not especially 
massive, but "digniffed" as to atmos- 
pheric detail. Unlike some of the 
other Teutonic film productions, the 
types selected arc not the most fe- 
licitous. Tom Bret, a local title 
writer, has made an American ver- 
sion of "Death and Love," written 
abroad by Paul Otto and George 
Jacoby. Mr. Otto is also the director 
and plays the principal male role. 

The scenes are laid in Thibet and 
continental Europe. While the 
cIothesV)f most of the principals are 
oriental, they do not simulate the 
manners of Mongolians convincing- 
ly. This is the main criticism. Next 
comes the inconsistencies, of which 
there arc several, readily discernible 
to the layman. 

Tantara, a prince of Manchuria, 
aids an European represent;itive for 
a large corporation to secure an im- 
portant concession. His sister, Se- 
mena. sees the European, Arnold 
Cooper, and falls In love with him. 
When the natives plot to kill Cooper, 
Semena rushes to Cooper's house to 
warn him and aids him to escape. 
She is seen entering and Is stmngU>d 
by the leader of the insurgents, who 
lays the blame on Cooper. Tantara 
swears vengeance, goes to Europe to 
search out Cooper, finds him en- 
gaged to marry Eleanor, daughter 
of the head of the big corporation 
he represents. Tantara plots to kill 
Eleanor, but falls In love with her. 
He tells her Cooper murderefl his 
sister and that he means to kill 
Cooper. He gives her three days in 
which to accept his proposition to 
return to Manchuria as his wife or 
Cooper will die. If she w^rns Cooper 
of his danger and has him (Tantara) 
taken into custody this will not save 
her fiance, as the entire nation is 
sworn to carry out tho vengeance. 

After a series of melodramatic 
happenings Eleanor consents to go 
with him to save the man she loves. 
She mysteriously disappe rs from 
home. Cooper returns to Manchuria 
■ to carry on his work, sees Eleanor 
there, rushes to Tantara to find out 
what it all means, is confronted by 
the Mongolian prince on the day set 
for his wedding with Eleanor, the 
native*! rise up against the prince, 
now ascended to the throne through 
the death-of.his father, an old Chin- 
ese servant tells who did Vhe stran- 
gling of Semena, and, according to 
the traditions of his people, Tantara 
commits hari-kari after saving the 
lives of Cooper and Eleanor. 

The entire cast seems to lack 
"temperament." The fierceness of 
oriental infatuation is missing, 'Elea- 
nor is apparently inadequate to the 
demands of the great sacrifice she 
makes to save her lover, the native 
Mongolians are exaggerated types 
and the whole smacks of far-fetched 
improbability. The production just 
mis.ses being a great one. 

"Tradition" was added to the pro- 
gram at the Hippodrome last week, 
where "The Twice Born Woman" is 
now running. Jolo. 



room surrounded by. the gold he ha* 
hoarded all his life. 

In the original tale Eugenie gives 
Charles, her lover, her savings, and 
he squanders it in riotous living 
with other women, and Eugenie 
marries the son of the village no- 
tary, devoting h<r wv*ilth and her 
life to Uuini,; feood tc the natives. 

In the photoplay Charles is ideal- 
ized, returns after he has made his 
way in the world, and the picture 
closes with the lovtrs locked In an 
embrace. It is also brought out 
that Eugenie is not his bloo<l cousin, 
but the daughter of I'ere urandei's 
wife by her first husband. This 
makes of it a beautiful romance and 
not a depiction of sordid life. 

For an American production the 
atmospheric detail has been admir- 
ably worked out. The acting is bril- 
liant, but devoid of Latin manner- 
isms. Ralph Lewis as the old miser 
gives one of the best character de- 
lineations seen in many a day. He 
gives in this picture promise of 
ranking with the best of the present 
generation of photoplay character 
actors, of which Theodore Roberts 
and W. H. Thompson are the deans. 
Alice Terry, as Eugenie, is sweetly 
beautiful and beautifully sweet. It 
would be difficult to Imagine any 
other screen actress who could look 
and play the part any better — or as 
well. Rudolph Valentino, who played 
the lead In "The Four Horsemen," 
by his performance In the present 
picture proves his right to stardom 
in motion pictures. The other roles 
are relatively small, but all of them 
are equally well played as the more 
Important ones. 

The photography (John F. Silts) 
is wonderfully effective — especially 
the elose-upa. many of which Are 
softened to an almost Rembrandt 
effect. All indications point to an 
emphatic success for "The Conquer- 
ing Power" — commercially and ar- 
tistically. Jolo. 



THE KISS 



CONQUERING POWER 

RiJKcr.l*' r.mndot Alirr Torry 

ctiarleB <irancl(>t liudolpt* VaU-iitino 

Victor (irandet Krlc Muynf 

I'vn Oratidvt Itfllph I.i wiH 

lllR Wlfp Edna l)»>mjiury 

NtUniy Cruthot... K<lward Connelly 

HIn .Son.- <Uo. Atklniton 

The Abbr Wlllnnl I^e Hall 

M. d«B (JraKHtna Mark FVntnn 

IliM Wife .lirulKPtta Clark 

A«l<»l|'h Waid WinK 

Nanon Mary II«-arn 

Coinoiller KuK'^ne Pnuyt-t 

Annette Andrec Tourneur 



Unlversal's latest Carmel Meyers 
feature, taken from the story by 
Johnston McCully, adapted for the 
screen by A. P. Younger, with Jock 
Conway the director. 

The story, of a Spanish trend. Is 
laid in Southern California. The 
son of a Don, betrothed to a girl of 
oqu.'il aristocratic lineage, shows a 
preference for the daughter of his 
fathers' overseer. The girl's father, 
believing tho boy's attentions to- 
ward his daughter are not of the 
right nature, makes an attempt to 
kill him. The girl protects her 
father and makes possible his es- 
cape when pursued by th« Don's 
men. with the son sufficiently recov- 
ered to announce she Is the only 
girl he loves and wishes to marry. 

There Is considerable action, 
worked out acceptably by the di- 
rector. The picture displays ade- 
quate photographic value. 

Miss Meyers gives a clever per- 
formance. The remainder of the 
cast, consisting mainly of types, has 
been carefully selected. / 

Universal should turn out a few 
more features of this caliber for the 
houses to which it caters. 



June Mathls, scenarist, and Rex 
Tngrnm, director, havo done well 
with Honore Balzac's story "Eu- 
genie (Jrandet." They have made of 
It for Metro a feature film that will 
lik«ly meet with popular approval. 
Headers of Balzac will see in it a 
direct antithesis of what the famous 
Fren< h writer and i)hilos(»pher 
sought to convey, but the dir«<tr)r 
and sccniiri.st h.'ive invested the taU- 
with a "(ornmercjal artistry' th.it 
will be much more ai^pr^e ••'»'* d l»y 
the j^'eneral run of photoplay audi- 

• l|f'« s. 

••"or the b« n4Tit of th<'S» ulic n.;i\ 
not h;ive re;i<l "Kijj-'« nie drandi t,' 
tl.»- sloty in l)iicf j:-;: Cli.iili'- <Ii,iii- 
is a "younj^ blood" in I'.iris 
son of a wialtiiy I''m iii linian 
While cj.'Iebratint; his i went > -« Jrli'h 
ltirflnla> with a wild f);irty at his 

and 



iust in time to stop nii iiprisiuK of i !»onie his father reluins. and it is 

"the Indians against the HnKli^li. } slJown his forlune h.Ts b. r n swrpf 

. .u .v.. ... ..II r,..- ''i^^-'iv He sends the xounj/ rii.-in to 

story with the worl*! for, ' i • /,i <• .k,..>.. i.!^ n .. . t 

•^ \ivil ii:s (IIm; latlKr.--) bf*<itli«r at 

! Si<\:\u*. fir.ni whom he h.'is \>i»u 
]••-•! '.I ii|'»«l for .1 s<«»i<; of \»\'iis, ^; I V - 



It's a story with the worI<l for 
the baclt^Tound, < spt < i.iily that 
impish, devilish India, and \vliii< 
tiK' .story remains in India, if is rn 
j,'rossing excepting' tiie "Ordriil' 
pj-oposilion. In America, thoiiL'h. 
the talc becomes ridieulous throuKli 
its illogical tren'l. 

It's a Thos. H Tin e-T'ar.irnoiiiif 
fi 11 of life, animation and eoir»r. 
with plenty of action and enon^h 
♦ xtras to sulli( e for any speriiil 
but nevertheless it is no more tliiii 
an ordinary weekly feature rel«fis»- 
althoupl. the pnxluetuui in\e.'tment 
miKht have iea( he<l as high .is the 
average stwjoiak gOc*. i I > r ii\n4^- 



FINE FEATHERS 

Rob ReynnldM .Eu»r<'ne Pallettf 

Jane Heynoldn ClaJre Whitney 

Dirk Mead, a nporHr. . . -Thomai^ W. Wmn 

Jamen Brand Warburton Oamblv 

Mra. Brand June Blvidff« 

Eugene "Walter's play. "Fine 
Feathers," was made into a film once 
before some years ago. Metro has 
attempted it once more, with a sce- 
nario prep.ircd by lx)Is Zellner, di- 
rected by Fred SJltenham, photo- 
graphed by Arthur Caldwell. Al- 
though in six reels, some of the foot- 
age must have been excised for Its 
running on the American Roof Mon- 
day evening, where It was projected 
in considerably less than an hour. 

It was Just as well, as the action 
Is slow, lending up to a single situa- 
tion, tense enough to bo sure, but 
still but one. You will recall the 
plot — a government Inspector Is 
l)ribed to permit the contractor for 
a huge water dam to substitute In- 
ferior cement for the quality called 
for In the spec ific.'it ions, becomes 
rich, goes broke, Jail fares him and 
he commits suicide. That was the 
original i)l.'iy. In the present film 
version he kills the m.'in who bribed 
him before <ommitting sui< i«le. 

Jtather wtU played throughout, 
especially by Kiigene rallotte ;is the 
unfortunate' insp<eff>r who f.'ills for 
tlie bribery. Mis fiirtiv^' ii' rv«»u.''neHs 
and fear for the ( oris* (pieneeH (*f his 
dislK'iiest >u ( iM (atnlally depicted. 

<'l,'llie \\lllthe\- 1- wImiIIv COllV'irK lllL,' 

as his Wife, ,irid \'v'.i i but f on (iarnltle 
as fli«' !!<.i'.\ i; < lavslly rnaebi.i veii;in 
in .'I riii>'I« III xv.t y 

The ».ii;'iiial fday » ri joyed but a 
rnodieiini «>f viieress. Tlie pr< s^iit 
film \*nioii would .-eern to have a 
slif-'ldly letfi-i (baiie*. Jolo. 



I AM GUILTY 



iiL,' ; be vou'i^: man .'i Iett< r iriiplorin^': 
, fli. hrolher lo look after tlw nephew. 
.The father then ioniniits suieidr 
I Tiie brother is Jin ohl miser with a 
|b«aiiliful d.iught^r, with wIkmo 
' rharlcM (the youn^: mani falls in 

lo\e. The old man frowii^ ..i, fh.- 
|lo\«' affair, d'<I;iiinr: 'I \v<>gld 

rather S4e irn d.'»UKhler (1« .ol th.iii 
|niarii«d to Charles drandit." He 
, slup<- the youn^r m:in oif to M.uiiii- 
; Hjiic- :tnd intei<epts the btlrrs be- 
I twten the young people. Imally <ly- 
«1n^[i| hlcgrrible death in his stron{^ 



'■<riiii< ^^l- 

h' t,. rl .M I- 
Trill !• I'.i In 
T' •(.'■. «;.irii. U 
I,<iti<l< Il il.ki I « 
,M' II', .\l.iv 
I ii'.|.ii 

'Ptu (1.,: J . . . 



.'.Ill I.ouiHe f ilHum 

.'ill' M.ihloii l(;iinllt>>n 

III < lain- I>(j|ir4y 

JoHrph Kll|c<>ur 



Kuth Ntiill>'lMIU^« 

May lio|>kiiiH 
. . . fJcorKo « '<<)|H'r 
. . . .MM.kcy .M<>vr<< 



ed into a spoken play and b# equally 
arresting. 

The story is by Bradley King, di- 
rected by Jack NMson, photography 
by Charles J. fcJtumar— a rark<r 
Head production released through 
Associated I'roducers. In it wa 
have a lawyer seeking the identity 
of a myi«teriouH weiman who 1h be- 
lieved to be a murderess, who Turhs 
out to be his own wife. Discover- 
ing her identity, he Is then torn be- 
tween his duty to his client and tho 
mother of his little ohild. 

Robert MacNalr, a brilliant younff 
attorney. Is married to a former 
chorus girl. He Is so absorbed In 
his afTairs he has little time for his 
wife and child. Called to Texas for 
several weeks, Connie, the wife, in 
visited by a chorus girl friend and 
persuaded to attend a "party" at the 
homo of a wealthy libertine, who 
holds her in the house by a. ruse 
after the others have departed. He 
makes forcible overtures; in the 
struggle her back is badly burned by 
contact with a Chinese lamp and 
she suffers a butterfly scar. A bur- 
glar in the house hands her a re- 
volver through the portlerres, a shot 
is fired, she escapes and the burglar 
is arrested. 

The burglar tells his story, but Is 
unable to prove It, as there is no 
trace of the mysterious "Peggy l^a- 
Marthe." Her real identity is un- 
known to the others attending the 
party excepting her friend Molly 
May, the other chorus girl. Beini^ & 
prominent criminal lawyer with * 
reputation for never haying lost a* 
caao, it was within the ranve of 
probability that the crook's sweeti*. 
heart should hire the husband to 
defend her lover. * 

The sequence of events are ab*! 
sorblngly tnteresting, winding up; 
with a sensational trial — the crook 
found guilty by the jury— the wlfo 
declaring in open court she is thei 
guilty one, with a "surprise" twkit 
through the confession of the liberf 
tine's mistress that she shot him in 
a flt of Jealousy— shown in a flash- 
baek. 

Just a little more Ingenuity might 
have been exercised in bringing 
about the denouement with mor* 
consistency. The feature starts 
slowly and the finish is Intermin- 
ably drasrged out unnecessarily. 

The direction and photography, 
on the whole, is admirable and tho 
acting well nigh perfect. Louise 
QIaum is the star, enacting the rolo 
of the wife with an intensity of 
emotion that is gripping. Mahlon 
Hamilton gives a dignlfled. serious 
portrayal of the husband; Claire 
DuBrey an amusing character por- 
trayal of the chorus girl friend of 
the wife; Joseph Kilgour is mora 
lecherous than usual in his visual- 
ization of the libertine; Ruth Stone- 
house is excellent as the cockney 
sweetheart of the burglar; George 
Cooper stands out vividly as the 
crook on trial for a murder he didn't 
commit, and May Hopkins gives % 
splendid performance of the Jealous 
mistress. < 

It is all very fine — but It might 
easily have been one of the great 
pictures of the present day. The 
average cinema patron will probably 
have little fault to find with "I Am 
Guilty." JoUk 

THE RAIDERS 

A Broadway picture house took a 
chance with thia one In a double 
feature bill last week. It is one of 
the most amateurish melodramatic 
features seen. 

The Canyon IMcture Corp. stands 
sponsor for It, with Franklyn Far- 
num the star and Nate Watt the 
director. William R Wi ig is cred- 
ited with the scenario. 

Tho story concerns Canadian 
whisky runners. It unfolds a tale of 
the mountains in which much of the 
old school melodrama is unearthed 
and a bit of a love story Introduced, 
the lone woman of tho cast being in 
love with three of the six men in 
the picture. Farnum was selected 
as her husband after the rest of the 
bunch had been killed off. 

The picture In its seriousness is .. 
scream. The audience laughed at all 
of the dramatic business. The pro- 
duction cost is nil. The action lakfn 
I)lace almost entirely in the open. 
Studio work necessary c(>uld have 
b(en ,'ic<;omplished in a' oour. 

CAREWE LEAVES MAYER 

IjOS An>?eles, July 6. 

Arthur K<lwin Carewe has quit 
th<. J.ouis U. Mayer lid, as was pre- 
dietrd two months aKO. Carewe ha<l 
been with Mayer directing Anita 
.Stewart for the past 18 months, 
during which time he turned out 
six productions. The last few 
months were spent under moi«- or 
less unpleasant clrcumstaiK •••' r'.i - 
rewe felt that Mayer was sli.. lit iti^' 
him In not holding tc his pminise' 
to permit him to dire<-t siic ial.- that 
were to bear th«' ''arewe ii.mn 

Care.ve >s r^dnR e.T^t Tm ,it:< ik' fo 
the dctpJis of i)In'irir "i i"- ••• h- has 
written .'mcl also to fiin. ti •- «>wn 
j)rodii.in^? or^'am/ai n n, .i fli : n f iii^' 
hlmsrlf with one ol IIk li-; di tidi- 
utiiif, < onip.iniev 



"I Am Cmlfj" comes dangerously 
near to bemj: a sensational photo- 
pla\ fi linn It star's slowly and 
\^;I.<!■- ip ^^|lh liieonslsteneles, in- 
eoi,;.'! (iine?i .1 ltd iinprob.ibliit lev I'.ul 
the iie.irl of th(.' t;ile Is as hri' a 
p|ie». f,f nu lo<lr;imatlc susp« nst- .'is 
e.in pos' Ibly be in^.iuinrd There Is 
tut rtaison why it could not be adapr- 



Bosworth Would Adopt Boy 

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I Il'di.ii' I ,. '--.s III ' h f'.Tv \:ii n ii, ,.(>- 
, pli' .. t lo'; HI {he, .Si; "••t <•! I '1 i ; ( \*.l 
a«b>pf I >!' : h ' "T \ I iM < II. ." 'I . ■; Ins 
I hi ■ t w 1 1 <■. I. < « 1 1 K ih »• I '•>■<( I 1 1. 
I Tlu \ mj I )'«•<•?•' ' riaiiii I' 'tti-r^'e 
i ll< we !'• ici\al. j 

1 



PICTURES 



COAST FILM NOTES 

By FRED SCHADER. 



f>«»H AiiKcU's, July 6. 
Sean Rilry, who was ft-aluriMi In 
••Vrhat M»-ii Want." remained 
ifiarrled to \V. F. Mooney for but 
two montliN. She in Htartin^ an 
action for •1ivor<«», {illrnrftic cruelty 
and non -support. Mooiiey Is sec- 
retary of the Loyal American Him 
League. Another action aionfc the 
same llnov w.ts that instltuttKl by 
Sadie Clara Kou.se aKalnHt Edwin 
Sherwood Houhp. a.^alatant director. 
Mm. Rou.se wa« granted the divorce, 
on the groundfl that her husband 
hud failed to Mupport her for four 
year.s. Bill Kus.sell, the star, testl- 
fled In her heh.'ilf. There is fttill a 
third shattered romance that one 
hears about all over the town. 



warrant cljarRinK the theft of $k.700 
from Uonald tiluttery of Saa Fran- 
cisco. 



The Bill Hart -Jane Novak ro- 
mance is ever cropping up in th« 
most unexpected places. "Bill" won't 
either deny or affirm that he is to 
marry the screen beauty, but among 
their friends it seems to be pretty 
deflnitely settled that the pair will 
be united some time in October, soon 
after Miss Novak's divorce decree 
becomes final. Priscllla Bonner and 
Alan Wyness, the aviator and author 
of the "Skywayman," were married 
the other day, following Hetty Rohs 
Clarke and Lieut. Arthur Collins. 
also an aviator, and now every one 
Is awaiting the new.s that Ciladys 
Brockwell and WIHiam t-!co!t, a 
leading Juvenile, have married. It 
will he Mi.ss IJrock well's thi -J expe- 
rience, her In.st hu.sband havini? been 
Harry Edwards, the director. 



Robert Liber, president of the As- 
sociated First National Pictures, 
and wife were the guests of Kath- 
erlne MacDonald at dinner at the 
Amba.<isador last week. Those 
present were Mr. and Mrs. Charles 
Ray, Mary Macl^ren, Dorothy 
Phillips, Allen Holubar. Mar3hall 
Neilan. Louis B. Mayer, iL A. 
Walsh, Sol Lesser, Richard Walton 
Tully, Guy Bates Post, Bernie Fine- 
man, Ueorge Benlel, Bonny Zied- 
man, the Carter de Havens, Buster 
Keaton and his bride, Charles 
Christie, Virginia Fox and John 
MacCormick. the western repre- 
sentative of First National. 



Jack Winn, former advance agent 
with Cohan & Harris shows, is play- 
ing a role in the Doug Fairbanks 
production of "The Three Mu.sket- 
eers." Winn was formerly "ahead" 
of Fred Nlblo with "The Fortune 
Hunter" and "Hit-the-Trail Holli- 
day." 



Warren Doane, general manager 
at the Hal Roach studios, is laid up 
with a broken ankle as the result 
of an auto accident at Santa Ana, 
where his car overturned on a \ 
atrotoh of rough pavement and Mrs. 
Doane and Homer Hobson; art di- 
rector of the studios, also received 
Injuries. 



Harry Beaumont is now directing 
at Metro. Milton Hoffman signed 
him (or a series of pictures to be 
known as "The Beaumont Produc- 
tions." His advent at Metro will 
again bring about a combination 
that obtained ten years ago in pic- 
turedom. Beaumont will direct 
Viola Dana. He was her first di- 
rector in pictures. The initial story 
to be filmed by the combination Is 
the Alice Duer Miller story, "The 
Fourteenth Lover." 



WARREN'S RELEASES 

Despite the fact that ho has been 
selling his product for the past two 
months. F. B. Warren ha.s made no 
announcement of the pictures he 
has for release for the new corpora- 
tion bearing hi.s name. 

Warren will start releasing in 
September, and while he has con- 
tracted for over 40 productions his 
announcement this week comprises 
18 feature length productions by di- 
rector.s and adds that other units to 
come through his distribution will 
be announced later. 

The Warren corporation will dis- 
tribute I^ois Weber productions, 
four Reginald Barker productions, 
four made by Victor Schertzlnger 
and four pictures made in Euroi)e. 
one from Scandinavia, one from 
France and two from Italy. The 
company has also secured the re- 
vival or reissue rights of "Quo 
Vadis." a Bohemian feature now 
titled "Good and Evil, " and the Will 
Bradley produ Ion, "Moongold," 
booked by Hugo Riesenfeld in New 
York. One production a week is to 
be made, commencing September 4. 
There will also be a series of short - 
length subjects. 



Friday, July 8, 1021 



FILM PEOPLE AT A. C. 

Banquet at 910 per Plate and ''Movie 
Dnir at $2 per Person 



Atlantic Clt/, Julv 8^^ 

The big event jf the week at the 
shore are the two public functions 
which the New Jersey Motion Pic- 
ture Theatre Owners' convention 
are to throw open to the public. The 
convention meets Wednesday and 
Thursday at the Garden Pier and 
will hold a theatre party and ban- 
quet Wednesday night and the 
"Movie Ball" on Thursday night. 
Tickets for the uan^uet at 11.30 p. 
m. are to be had by the eager public 
at $10 per plate, including a view at 
several celebrated producers and 
likewise numerous stars who it Is 
guaranteed will be present. 

The "Movie Ball" will be cheaper. 
Admittance can be had for $2 per 
person, with privilege of a dance 
between each, introduction of a 
screen favorite. The Garden Pier 
will be the scone of the ball. It is 
counted that this event will be suc- 
cessful, as Clara KL.iball Young 
alone as an attraction drew capacity 
at $1 per person last year. 

The stars announced to attend are 
Wallace Reid, Thomas Meighan, 
Eugene O^ITrien, Tom Mix. Johnny 
Hines. Norma Talmadge, Dorothy 
Dalton, Pearl Whlto, Mao Murray, 
Hope Hampton and Sessue Haya- 
kawa and his wife, Tburo Aokl. 

The bait to draw the stars ha.s 
been the assignment of suites at th^ 
Traymore and other important en- 
tertainments. 



near barren 
;how business 



Many Picture Houses Reported 

Closing for Summer— Bon- 

stelfe Stock Only Oasis 

Buffalo, July 0. 
Business in Buffalo has reached 
the lowest ebb within the memory of 
local showmen. The excessive heat 
wave of the past ten days sent the 
be offices, already gasping for 
breath, down and out for what looks 
to be the final count All sorts of 
rumors are afloat aa to switchings 
and closings of surviving picture 
houses. The Elmwood, Regent and 
Victoria may close before tl 2 pres- 
ent week is out. 

It is reported the six bouses con- 
trolled by the General Theatres 
Corporation will shut, with the pos- 
sltrfe cKception of -Sundays, until 
fall. Several other outlying houses 
«re rumored close .o collapse. 

Not even the downtown theatres 
ar getting; by, one or two barely 
making ends meet, but it is felt that 
with the closing of the neighbor- 
hood houses downtown h-jsinoss will 
be strengthened. 

The one oasis seems to bo the 
Bon.stelle stock at' the Majestic, 
which has turned in sever . excel- 
lent weeks, contrary to th# f^ognoy- 
tlcatlon.M of the local wiseacres. 



CHARGES AGAINST ACTOR 



Picture Player, After Sailing 
China, Wanted on Coast 



fop 



PARAMOUNT IN FRANCE I BUFFALO WOMAN, CENSOR 



San Francisco, .Tii!y «. 
Richard Norton, aUo known as 
Richard Norton Abbey, a picture 
actor, waa charged with robbing an 
acquaintance, Ronald Slattery. who 
awore out warrants for the actor's 
arrest last week. Liquors valued at 
$8,000, a fur coat and Jewelry are 
among the loot alleged to have been 
taken. 

Upon investigation it was learned 
that Norton, his wife and eight, 
year-old daughter, both of whom 
are also said to be in pictures^ 
sailed for Hongkong June 24. Slat* 
tery in his complaint set forth that 
Norton or Abbey had visited his 
home on numerous occasions and 
declared he is convinced that it was 
the actor who broke into his home 
and stole the liquor and other 
articles. 

According to a detective, the 
liquor was disposed of at the fash- 
ionable summer colony at Del 
Monte, and the actor'd wife was 
wearing a fur coat- answering the 
description of the coat stolen when 
.she boarded the China -bcund 
\ es.«el. 



Ru<lolpli Valentino has been 
slgne<l by Famous Playera-Tjnsky 
for the l.Mding role in "The Rhelk." 
which Ceorue Melford is directing. 



The latest additions to the newly- 
wed.s of the film colony are Uoyd 
Hughe.s and Ciloria Hope. The cer- 
emony was performed last Thurs- 
day by Dr. WDlsle Martin at the 
Methodist Church In Hollywood. 
Hughes is a featured player of the 
Ince forces, now appearing in n 
King Vldor ))roduction being farmed 
out by Tnee. Mi.ss Hope is a 
daughter of Mr. and Mr.s. William 
rrancle.s, originally of IMttaburgh. 



Darrell Foss of Goldwyn an- 
nounced Tluirsday that he was to 
be married within a week, but will 
not divulge the lady'.s name. 



DEMURRER DISMISSED 

Justice Gavegan signed an order 
this week denying the Jans Pic- 
tures Corporation's demurrer to the 
complaint in a $21,975 suit begun by 
Abraham C. Nathan, making it 
compulsory for Jans to flle answer 
to the allegations. They will appeal 
from the decision overruling the de- 
murrer through Nathan Vidaver. 

Nathan Is suing on. an assigned 
claim of Franklyn E. Backer, a for- 
mer executive of Jans Pictures, Inc. 

Backer held a two years' contract 
at 1 15. GOO per year, dated Dec. 20, 
1919. On being discharged from 
service Dec. 16flast there was $6,376 
due him as salary plus the $15,600 
for the second year. 

The defendant contends that the 
complaint does not utt forth sufll- 
clent to constitute a cause for ac- 
tion. 



Paris, June 2. 

"La Soclete dcs Films Para- 
mount" has been duly cons' ituted 
in I'aris. with registered ofTlce.M at 
63 Avenue des Champs Klysees. 
and a capital of COO.OOO francs in 
shares of 1,000 francs, fully sub- 
scribed. The administrators are 
Eugene Zukor, Maurice Orienter 
and Adolph Osso. The object of 
the company is th<i manufacture, 
distributing and exhibiting of kine- 
ma films, and the making of mc-- 
ing picture apparatus. 

The CInematographle Francaise. 
limited liability company, with a 
capital of two million of francs, 
registered offices at 60 Rue de Bon- 
dy. has now been registered. The 
object of the corporation Is a gen- 
eral motion picture business, in- 
cluding renting and exhibiting, the 
purchase and sale of Alms, and the 
publication of the weekly organ. 
La CInematographle Francaise. 



Wife of Druggist, Active in Politics 
Up State 



Buffalo, July 6. 

Mrs. Eli T. Howmer, of this city, 
to be named by Governor Miller as 
a member of the new State Oensor- 
ship Commission, will have .i silary 
of $7,500 annually. 

Mrs. Hosmer is the wife of a local 
druggist, and vice-chairman of the 
Erie County Republican Commit- 
tee. She has been active in Re- 
publican circles here for many 
years. 



MUST CLOSE SUNDAYS 



McAlester, Okla^ Authorities Dis- 
regard Court of Appeals Decision 



Janet Sully and Charles J. Mac- 
Rulre were .Mccretly man-led June 1. 
T*ie news leaked out Thursday last. 
Mrs. Macgulrc was formerly with 
A. H. Woods and the Shuberts and 
played for four y^ars in vaudeville. 
"Mac" was at the Hippodrome and 
Luna Park with Thompson and 
Dundy and later at the New York 
Roof. He lately left the picture 
field to enRage in the tire buslnes.s 
here. 



Mary MacLaren In laid up with 
an injured knee suHtaliied at one of 
the beaehrs. it will be two weeli.s 
before she will be able to be about 
again. 



Theodore Uohcrts lias rciovered 
from hi.s rrrcnt illness aiul is about 
tlio Laskj lot acfain. 



Richard Norton, who alI»'p:«>H that 
he is a screen actor, is iianud in a 



FAM0US-60LDWTN CLASH 

Los Angeles, July f>. 
There i.s seemingly a clash in 
product ifXM between the Famous 
Players Laaky and Ooldwyn. The 
former have announced that they 
are to do a production of "The 
Delude" from the play which Arthur 
Hopkins produced in New York at 
the Hudson theatre a few seasons 
ago and which was an early sea- 
son flop. Coldwyn announce that 
they are going to do "Syndaflodon," 
by Henning lU-rger, r Swedish au- 
thor. "Syndafloden" is the original 
from which the Hopkins piece was 
adapted. 



Charles Ray's next picture has 
been set for release Aug. 22. This is 
"A Midnight Bell," one of the late 
Charles H. Hoyt's successes. Doris 
Pawn Is the leading woman in the 
fllm productioa. > 



Oklahoma City, July 6. 
Notwithstanding a recent decision 
of the Criminal Court of Appeals 
which said Oklahoma theatres could 
operator Sundays, the city attorney 
of McAlester has delivered an opin- 
ion to the effect that a local ordi- 
nance forbidding Sunday perform- 
ances is superior to the high court. 



BILLT RICHI£ DYING 

IjOh Anifeles. July 6. 
nily Richie, former vaudeville 
anfl screen star. Is near death at 
his home. 4652 Ivor .street. Holly- 
woo<l. Attending physicians states 
that he has but little chance of re- 
Ci>very and the end in expected al- 
mcst daily. He was Inlnred Inter- 
nally about two years ngo while 
working In pictures, and later two 
ribs were broken by an ostrich while 
he was at the Fox lot. 

Richie was on the vaudeville 
stage for 20 yeurs and originally 
came to this country from England 
with one of the Karno organization 
which were also responsible for the 
introduction to America of Charlie 
Chaplin and Alf Reeves, all of whom 
appeared at one time or another in 
various roles in "A Night In An 
English Music Hall" and other acts 
in the Karno repertory. 

Born in Glasgow. Scotland, 42 
years ago Richie went on the atage 
at the age of 15, after a score of 
years In vaudeville, he came to Los 
Angeles about seven years ago and 
appeared in comedy pictures for 
Universal, being the first big com- 
edy star and working along the same 
lines as Chaplin. He has brothers 
and slaters abroad, and a wife and 
daughter here with him. His daugh- 
ter is named Wyn and is about 20 
years of age. 



SWITCH LEADINO LADIES 

Los Angeles. July 6. 
IVrt I..ytcll and Tom Mix have 
switched leading ladies. Ora Carew, 
who has been with Mix in his last 
two picture.^, in now signed to play 
the lead opposite Lytell in "Lady 
I'^lngers," which Rayard Velller is 
to direct. Virfiinia Valli, who likv- 
wi.se ha:^ been the lead in the last 
two I^jtcll pictures, is now under 
contract at the Fox studio to play 
the lead opposite Tom Mix in his 
next production. 




MARK 



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StranD 

Beginningr Sunday, July 10 



Cool 



HOTEJL, H01-.L.YVV00D | 

TBB BBNDKZVOUS OF THRATRICAL8 DB9T 










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flMI.I.VIVOOD vn9 ANar.i.BA. caiifornia. 



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with mountains of ice and miles of frozen 
snow barrens. The Arctic brought to 
your door in 

James Oliver Curwood's 

presentation of his own famous story of the 
great Northwest — a tale of love, romance and 
strange adventure. 

"The Golden Snare" 

A David M. Hartford Production 

Screen version by James Oliver Curwood and 
David M. Hartford. 

A picture that rivals ''Back to God's Coun- 
try" and ''Nomads of the North" — now 
being presented in exclusive first runs by 
holders of .^ssociated First National 

FRANCHISES 

A First National' Atlr action 




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Friday; July «. IW* ' 



t^ICTURES 



INSIDE STUFF 

ON PICTURES 



The itoin in- this department mentioning the efforts being mad^ to 
withhold the details of a film scandal, in which a young Aim actress 
attempted suicide through the shift of affections 'from her to another 
nlcture girl by a prominent personage in a large film concern* carries 
even more with it than the story last week hinted at. ^ 

The efforts to suppress the matter went too far* according to the 
story, that a publication (which intended to print the facts of the mat- 
ter upon the supporting affidavit of another girl who knew them) was 
purchased by the people of the concern who feared the possible ensuing 
publicity. The purchase price Is reported at around $25,000. 

The girl making thp affidavit and her name is quite familiar in the 
picture world, Is related to have said she spent the money received for 
the affidavit upon the welfare of the Jilted young woman, but this has 
not been verified, since the moneys she la said to have expended for cer- 
tain purposes are also reported to have been paid by the film concern. 

Neither is the statement that a filni actress attempted suicide strictly 
in accordance with the, facta. But ttvere is no question the man in the 
case did shift his attentions to a film actress, causing the other young 
woman much mental anguish and a sad ending. 

r '- 

Loew's Toronto Theatre is doing between $11,000 and $12,000 a. week 
right now and losing money. It formerly made a satisfactory profit 
on a gross weekly at the boxoffice of around $6,600. 

This waa part of the Information grlven out by Marcus Loew during an 
address to a meeting In New York of the Motion Picture Owners of 
America. He had been invited to speak to the body and advise them in 
the project they are considering of operating their own exchange sys- 
tem, and Mr. Loew took as his text the tremendous increase in cost of 
operating any sort of an amusement venture of this time, although he 
wished the enterprise of Uie Theatre Owners' success, and offered to 
do all in his power to co-operate as head of the Metro Producing Sys- 
tem, although, as he pointed out, the exchange department of Metro, 
in the nature of things, could not well concern itself with a competing 
system. 

But it waa in Loew's personal confidence that lay most of the inter- 
est in his discourse. He said that picture production costs almost 
broke him. and he was about to quit that field of activity when he got 
a new break, thanks to the earnings of "Four Horsemen," which he hoped 
would recoup nxost of his losses. 

He declared the old studio system was ruinoua and would have ruined 
him if he had not drastically reformed his plan and introduced the unit 
system of production and other radical economies. 

He warned exhibitors against over- buying features to keep good sub- 
jects out of the hands of competitiors. He asserted that last August 
Metro had written nearly $13,000,000 of business for the ensuing year, 
and, on that basis, he had increased production almost double. When it 
came to actually carrying out the contracts algncd, he found that many 
exhibitors had over-bought and could not play Metro pictures to the full 
extent. On the whole year Metro did only $13,000,000. although that 
amount had been signed last August. Here are some of the things Mr. 
Loew said he had learned through bitter experience: 

"The warning of over-spending was lost on all, because we were making 
money faster than we could spend it a year ago. I ought to know, for 
I was one of the worst offenders. 

"I would be willing to cut my picture prices a third to any one who 
would assure me good and dependable dates. 

"The quality of a pi<?fhre depends more on what you pay for the 
story and for the director. I have learned that by experience. Spending 
money alone won't make good pictures. 

"You must have the story and intelligent directorship. 

"We cannot Judge pictures any more than we can plays. It is the 
public that tells us whether pictures are good or bad and we have to 
await their verdict, Instead of telling in advance. You can't prevent any 
exhibitor from securing a supply becau.so the market is too broad to 
corner. 

"I once found I couldn't get certain Paiamounts beoauso thoy were 
pledged to the Rialto. So I had to take what the RIalto turned down- 
It was fortunate for me, because taking only what the other fellow 
wouldn't have gave me better pictures than he had." 

Mr. Loew urged the exhibitors to go on forming associations, and 
said ho hoped for the day when all branches would be allied In an a.sso- 
cUition for common protection. He spoke by way of illustration of the 
benefits the vaudeville showman, such as himaulf, had received, by their 
association, so that, when an act was booked to play a certain date, it 
could not break that date without a good valid reason. If it did* It 
suffered a penalty. He thought many producer-exhibitor disputes could 
be cured by a mutual association along similar lines. 



OIENDALE 0. K. 

Los Angeles. July 6. 
Viva Glendale! The little hamlet 
close to Los Angeles that boasts it 
la the fastest growing town In 
Southern California stepped right 
up to the polling places laul week 
and registered the fact that It was 
against Blue Laws. 



SAENGER PEOPLE CUT 
SALARIES 25 PER CENT 



WSITEBS roCOBPOBATE 

Los Angeles. July 6. 

The Screen Writers' Guild of Los 

Angeles has been incorporated. The 

incorporators are Frank E. Woods, 

Thos. Buchanan, Albert S. Lo Vino, 
Dwight Cleveland and Eugene 
Presbrey. The incorporation papers 
state that the purpose of the or- 
ganization is "for the purpose of 
combatting censorship, stimulating 
and procuring adequate copyright 
legislation both national and inter- 
national, for the protection of lit- 
erary, dramatic and motion picture 
compositions, and io protect the 
rights and property of its members." 



Employes Can Accept or Quit 
— Enough for All Staffs 

New iJrlt .ms. July f>. 

The Saenger AmuHemenl Co. has 
thrown down the gauntlet to the 
employes of the 52 theatres nnd^r 
its control by announolnp a 25 per 
cent, reduction in itfv wn^e scale 
throughout all departmontn. 

The company claims to have 
enough people ready to replace all 
those unwilling to accept the reduc- 
tion and that the staffs can take the 
reduct^n or quit. 



ASONSON ASKS FOR RECEIYEB 

San Francisco, July 6. 
M. Aronson, a stockholder In the 
Apex Picture Cerporatlon, filed suit time that hemarried. his wife waa 



MR. AND MRS. WARDENS 50TH 

Los Angeles, July 6. 

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Warde 

celebrated their 50th wedding anni- 
versary last week. They engaged 
the bridal suite at the Samarkand 
Hotel at Santa Barbara ^r the 
event. They have four children and 
seven grand children. 

Mr. Warde was playing Romeo In 
Manchester, England, In 1871, at the 



appearing in his support 



last week to have himself appointed | ^^^^ ^f ^y^^ members of the company 
receiver of the company. 

The company operates a training 
school for picture operators and 
also is interested In the manage- 
ment of the Republic theatre. 



ATTACHES COMMUNITY 

Dudley Murphy, picture director, 
has secured an attiK hment for 
$2,500 against the Cuintnuiilty Mo« 
tion Picture Bureau, base<t on a 
contract dated Oct. 11, 1920. calling 
for $500 a month salary. Murphy 
alao was awarded a direct verdict 
for $937.03 In a City Cotirt actioa 
against the same defendant fov 
back salary, which, together with! 
costs and interest brought the Judg- 
ment award up to $1,123.64. 

The Community will appeal fn)m 
the City Court decision, its conten- 
tion beln^f Murphy's business rela- 
tions with them are in the form: 
of a Joint venture and that the |500 
monthly was merely an advance 
against tho profits. 

The Community Motion Picture 
Hureau last week reorganized hito 
twu uniln fur the purpose of han- 
dling its domestic and foreign trad* 
Independently. Under the corpor- 
ate title of tho Socleto du Serv- 
ice CInematographlqne Community, 
Inc.. they will absorb the various 
other existent units In Franctw 
England. Italy, etc. The domeatlo 
business will be operated by tha 
Community Motion Picture Service. 
Inc. 

The Community is the largest na* 
tional producer of non-theatiieal 
films. 



Celtic Photo Plays haH b«'on incor- 
porated to produce pro- Irish plays 
exclusively. 



Ruth Dwyer has been engaged to 
play opposite Eugene O'Brien In the 
star's latest produotlon. "CTlay Dol« 
lars." which la being made undev 
the direction of George Arobainband. 



Those present at the premiere of "The Old Nest," at the Aator. In 
oiscussing the alleged resemblance of the story to "Over the Hills," com- 
mented on the similarity of the music theme, of which "My LHtie Grey 
Home in the West" is the basic melody. Both pictures were "cued ' by 
S>amuel Hothafel. 



J. J. McCarthy cabled his French representative, George Bowle.«» to 
iay the equivalent of $10,000 at the be.st available odds that Carpentier 
woum not last four rounds with Demp-^sey. liowles placed the bet at odds 




Adolph Ziikor 

presen'ts 



,ion^L'"^^r'P^ special engagement of "J>ream .Street." condiicied bv NVen- 
succe^s' ^ ^^"^ ^^ '^'''''" """"' '^'"''^ """^ '''^'''" ^" ^''''"' ^^^'^ ^ flnanlal 



fr.J»K ^^'^^^^ Players is circulating a form letter to exhibitors setting 
unl ^l^^J*^."* ^'^y *^® **'"* rentals on "The Affairs of Anatol" produc- 
ih« *,^/*^'^"^^^ 'or release Sept. 26, will have to be necessarily larger 
inan tne usual program feature. The cause therefore in the big produc- 
tion coat and the all-star cast. 



THOMAS MEIGHAN 



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in 



The Conquest of Canaan 



J. P. READ, JR., MARRIED 

Los Angeles, July 6. 
J- Parker Read, Jr., one of the 
»nembera of the Associated Produc- 
ers, has married Mrs. E. R. Piper, a 
wealthy Los Angeles widow. Thn 
vj'edding, which took place nl)Out 
three weeks ago, has been kept a 
wcret. The couple are now on a 
honeymoon trip to Mexico. 



HLM SXnr DISMISSED 

l<»Uowlng a screening in open 
f^'-urt of the set of Ulles submilled 
^y tho National Motion Picture 
Title Co.. to tho Wal8h-"c^leldlng 
J reductions. Inc., on which ground 
the former sued to recover $530 as 
reason.'jhle value therefore, Judg^ 
<^"l*rnan, sitting In tho Ninth Dis- 
tri Municipal Court, sustained the 
•lefendanfs contention the Natlon- 
f^y» product waA inferior and de- 
fee (iv^ and hnd tn h« ^^Ulnur^^M^ 



SFROUL DROPS OBERHOLTZER 

Harrlsburg. Pa., July 6. 

Governor William C. Sproul has 

wa.shed his hands of Dr. Elli.s Pax- 
son Oberholtzer, of Philadelphia, 
former State ccn.sor and more re- 
cently a "director" on the P.oard of 
Censors. The Governor created the 
Job of director for Dr. Oberholtzi'r 
last October and Auditor (Jeneral 
Samuel S. Lewis cut him off the 
T);iyroll thi.s month becau.sc he held 
tho Job wad not a conting«'nt one 
and therefore could not Ite paid 
from a contingent fund. The doc- 
tor ^^ald he would remain at work 
until he heard from the Governor. 



CLAIMS 1139,000 SALARY 

Nathan Purkan, acting as attor- 
ney for Kuth Clifford levied an at- 
tachment on a picture railed "Trop- 
ical Love." the negative of which 
i iw a« tiie Craftsmfjn Laboratory. 



A 




REAL American story, typical of all that is 
finest ind most inspiring in our national 
life. 

Acted by a star who typifies American manhood 
at its highest and best. 

Saturated with heart-interest and bravery and 
romance. Leaves a smile on the face and a warm 
feeling around the heart. 

The kind of picture that theyMI all eat up, the 
small towns and the large towns both. 




By BOOTH 
TANKINGTON 

DkMt*tf ky 
n. WILLIAM NEILL 



Q! Q>ammount ^Ktims 



rSAMK TUTTLfl 




FAftkxm RAYERA-U^MOrOOVORAIION 




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PICTURES 



L .Way, July 8. 1921 



ALMA RUBENS SIGNED AND SCRIPT ORDERS 
MARK TURN IN PICTURE DEPRESSION TIDE 



n-a S'.-".TrAiiS!.-/^-iSi:'NEW POINTERS ON PIOURES 

man Special for R-C Co. — Director Slump Still On 

♦— 



Conditions in the picture world 
(ook \ notable t»irn for the better 
tlii« week with the ending of the 
convention. The first sign waa a 
ru8h of orders from the Coast to 
send on all the original scripts 
agents here could lay their hands 

on, afl there was a sudden and pro- 
nounced demand for them. 

The second was the announce- 
ment by Cosmopolitan that Alma 
Uubens had renewed her contract 
with that firm and wa« at work 
under Tom Terriss' direction in 
"Find the Woman," a picture to be 
based on the mystery story by 
Arthur Somers Hoche. Miss Rubens 
turned down a atage off«»r to resume 
picture work, and did it on the ad- 
vice of insiders who see the tide has 
turned and expect a mild boom 
shortly based on more intelligent 
and less expensive production. 

Agents along Broadway this week 
pointed to the renewal of the 
Rubens' contract as an excellent 
sign, inasmuch as the star got the 
terms for which she had been hold- 
ing out, and the Hearst people in a 
friendly way had made it clear all 
along they would be glad to meet 
these terms when conditions sliowed 
signs of improvement. Agents fur- 
ther declared they would within two 
weeks be able to announce other 
contracts and activities, pointing to 
the long list printed last spring of 
actors and actresses "resting" who 
very shortly would be through with 
extended vacations due to the 
financial depression. 

Kven more significant was the 
demand, mostly from the Coast, for 
original stories. This is said to be 
due t(i the high prices commanded 
for published novels that have real 
picture possibilities and the worth- 
lessness, now recognized, of novels 
without screen quality. IVtter a 
pood original suited to pictures 
than something else is now the 
Blugan. Clarence Rudington Kel- 
Innd's "The Conflict" (sold to Uni- 
vorsal) is mentioned as a big recent 
sale, and sales at high prices of 
originals by Frederick and Fanny 
1 1 at ton and Fred Jackson are also 
U.sied. 

Goodman Special 

AnotluT l)ig sale of the week was 
the It-C Co. (formerly Robertson- 
Cole) by Dr. Daniel Carson Good- 
man, who wrote "The Wonder Man." 
in which the .same company starred 
(Icorge.s Carpentior. He also wrote 
the continuity. It l.s ti.'.<- ' "1 w Uar- 
ri»;id(\" .ind W. Christy C.abanne will 
(litect thi.s special. It is con.sidorod 
.si^niliivuit that (Joodtnan prcfrrrod 
to wiilc rind the R-C Co., to buy an 
ori^^innl r'Uh«>r than the i)ict»irc 
lights to (ioodnvin's now n<n'cl to be 
jmhlishcd in tho fall. A bid from 
another company for .screen rights 
to tho novel hung at $9. 500, .showing 
a dc<T«':i.sL' in pricr* fVcn for the 
work of author.^ with an eslab- 
li.shed reputation. 

Only the directors .seem to be at 
a standstill with no extended re- 
engagements or engagements re- 
ported. Stagnation Iiere is a.scribed 
to new blood coming in with new 
idea.s. which are wanted any way, 
and have tho ad<lod effect of keep- 
ing out rflativ(>ly old-time directors 
\vh.» .'u-p .still .sticking, whore they 
cm .iffotd to, for their old-time 
ixi'-. Atid he iriri^;: '<r'. ''^^ "i'vition 
is til It effeeted by so-called "art 

lllC'Ct OfS." 

Thi.s term la u.sed disp.Tr i^':ini;Iy 
by dite<'tMt,s 1 hernH"lve.4, hnt n«>t l>y 
cn>plo\-'i-.. who .ite reaching out .ind 
olT'Tlng hiK'i pniv^.s to archit'N-t.s 
;iT>d .ii(i.'-;(s. Thi.s th-w l»].»od tciids 
to I ly down l»a.si<' id- as and to 
I>ro\<^ th'Mr valiKV Tliosi' iiritiained 
UH iitisfs know little or iiothini^ ul 
cornposil ion, cffect.s of d«i>tli nid 

pMch T»Mhllic ll I<VSUltS. lull ill.,- I 

scn;;c i)f til" di.imatic sioiy (■ii;'-!'\ 

to lr<"IMliiilid tlnin. If till" M".V 

coni'M's li.ive th»t, too. they crowd 
out tho old tinnts for U'lod. 



EXHIBITORS ELATED 
OVER MOR STORY 



Expect Famous Players to Be 
Careful in Future — Com- 
mittee Working Out Plan 



FROM THE ntADE SCHOOLS 



By MARSHALL NEILAN 



LESSON II— OBJECTIONABLE FILMS 



As was generally conceded in ad- 
vance of the convention in Min- 
neapolis last week, Sydney S. Cohen 
was unanimously re-elected presi- 
dent of the Motion Picture Tlieatre 
Owners of America. 

It was agreed that this year's 
convention was marked by a wider 
range of exhibitor representation , 
than ever before, over 1,200 mem- 
bers being present. They evinced a 
disposition to enter the distribut- 
ing business, which brings up the 
question as to what Famous Play- 
ers is going to do about it. The 
majority of the leaders were for the 
working out of a national exchange 
proposition, but the organization, as 
a whole, was reluctant to back such 
an idea. After tafk about a central 
distributing organization owned by 
exhibitors, it was referred to a com- 
mittee. This idea was vigorously 
opposed by certain of Colien's ad- 
herents, headed by T. L. Kearse of 
West Virginia. - reference being 
made to the failure of the United 
Picture Theatres, Inc., and kindred 
cooperative exhibitor-owned organ- 
izations. 

Returning exhibitors say the big- 
gest thing put over was the fact 
that the As.sociated Press carried 
the story all over the country that 
Famous Players was charged with 
being a trust, which would have 
the effect of making Famous be 
more careful in future. This was 
empha.slzed by the checks drawn by 
Famous Players to reimburse Mrs. 
Pauline Dodge and II. Schwartz and 
Zukor'.s promise to protect exhibi- 
tors from similar treatment in 
future. 

Summed up, the gist of important 
happenings at the convention con- 
sisted of appointing a committee to 
work out a proposition to syndicate 
distribution, reduce production costs 
and rentals and protect the inde- 
pendent producer as far as possible. 

There is a belief in inside circles 
th.'U the idea of syndiciting di.s- 
trdiution emanated fr^om the br.iin 
of llodkin.son, although he wa.s not 
in Minneapoli.s. 

At the olllce.s (»f I>';irnoii.s Players 
it wa.s .slated th.at Mr. ZuUor did 
not wish to make any st •■•rnont at 
this time. 



BOYSf AND GIRLS OF CLASS A, I truM you h«v« studied today's l«s- 
son carefully. If you show half as muoh intsllioenes concsrning objsc- 
tionabls films as you did in your last lesson I will let you flo to ths next 
convention to count the number of exhibitors who demand that producers 
stop buying theatres, and who, at the same time, are invading the pro- 
ducing field and producing pictures in Hollywood. 



NOTORIOUS STARS 
AS STOCK SALE LURE 

"We Boys" Busy in Coast 
Ciroles riow 



THOMAS H. O'SULLIVAN, what production should the exhibitors 
pledge themselves NOT to show in their theatres? 
'*The film now being produced with Clara Bmith Hamon, teacher." 



Loa Angeles, July 6. 

Taking the "saps" with stock in 
picture producingr companies that 
are to have for their stars vatious 
women who have stepped into the 
limelight via current scandals ia 
the daily prints is a new indu.stry 
in Los Ang^Gles. There are a couple 
of "mobs" of "we boys" ""^-'-ing 
here and holding out as a lure a 
possibility of getting Peggy Hop- 
kins-Joyce under contract. Another 
"mob" has Flo Law loi- Leeds a^ a 
possibility. 

The ease with which the Clara 
Smith Hamon company was fin- 
anced has started the "wise egg.s" 
after the Kale of the unwary and it 
is reported that they have been cop. 
ping some easy dough. One direc« 
tor of pictures has been approached 
and asked to lend his name to one 
of the companies, but he turoed 
them down. 



ADOLPH SUGAR, has the National Association of the Motion Picture 
Industry done anything al>out this picture? 
''Not yet, teacher, but we live in hopes." 



CARL O'HARA, what is the name of the actor who plays a big part 
in this picture and tried to borrow two suits of clothes from Noah Beery 
to wear in this film? 

"Are Walker, teacher." 

"Carl, what did Beery say when asked for these clothes T' 

''Nix, teacher, and teveral other words which I am not familiar with." 



GILKORE, OF OSWEGO, 
SELLS HIS THEATRES 



■■'■■I 



WALTER LEVINSKY, in what organization do you think Walker is 
a member and why? 

''The Actors' Equity, teacher, because he calls all actors "brother." 

Walter, has this organization ordered its members NOT to take part in 
this picture? 

"Not so as you can notice it, teacher." 

What organization is to be complimented in this connection and why? 

"The American Society of Cinematographcrs, teacher, because they 
threw out the cameraman who is receiving $500 a week to photograph 
the picture." 



JAMES HALF-WIT, what is the name of the photographer? 
"Teacher, I didn't study my lesson, but I know he's a Frenchman." 
James, stay after school and study your lesson. 



WILLIE DOIT, what is one of the high-lights in connection with the 
production of this picture? 

"An interesting incident occurred when one of the technical staff 
hired two roughnecks to beat up a young man when he refused to accept 
a job and told what he knew about the film around Hollywood." 

Willie, did the young man receive a beating? 

"No teacher, he did not, because he's an AI amateur boxer himself." 



JOHN DOUGH, What is the name of the director of this picture? 

"John Gorman, teacher." 

John, who is Gorman? 

"That's what Hollywood wants to know, teacher." 



What well-known actor is understood to have a big part in this pic- 
ture, FRED JAZBO? 

"John Ince, teacher." 

Fred, you seem to have a memory for names, what is the Frenchman's 
name who lost his membership in the A. S. of C. because he accepted 
tho Hamon job? 

"Andre Barlatier, teacher." 



J. D. BILLIONS, what will this production cost? 
"$200,000, teacher." 

J. D., what big distributor will handle this picture? 
"None, if they know wfiat they are doing f" 



BENNIE SANOWITCH, what are the names of some of the estab- 
lished people who refused jobs with this Hamon company? 
"Kcnc Guissarl, cameraman, and James Hogan, director, teacher." 



Back Alimony Ordered Paid 

Lfi.s An^t'Ics, .luly 0. 
Hudolph V.ilcntino Cuglicrncr ha.s 
been ordered by the cdMrt.-^ to pay 
bis wife Jean Acker $s()0 hack ali- 
mony at the rate of $200 a month 



"BOOTS" BOOSTED HIMSELF 

Los Angeles, -Inly 6. 

Yesterday wa.s the big day in our 
city. It was marked with tho ar- 
rival here of "^Boots" l-'abings of 
Farmersville, Ohio, a 27-year-old 
infant with the .slight avoirdupois 
of 320 pourids. "Coot-s" has come to 
.set the comedy film world afire and 
to wrest the title of "Katty" from 
Uoscoe. 

He advance agented him.scif with 
a flock of foIcgrani.<4 lo the movie 
folk .setting forth (he fact that he 
wa.s a college i)rv,r, .,.,(. r. chainpcen 
high diver of bis coimty, an all- 
round athlete, inakoa 100 yird-s in 
12%, does iricK'.s on a bike, skattj.s 
on wlu-el.s ;ind icc hut no other way, 
ridi'H hoi-ses and swini.t like a duik. 

I'\»nr comedy companies had their 
seonfM :\\ (lie .station to look "Hoot.-<" 
over. l>iit as yet tlnMC ha.s been no 
lepoi't of a fontiMct. 

NEILAN'S SPECIAL 

T/o.s Aiit;rh-.-.. Tiily C. 

.M.ir.sh.dl N't'iliii iH to inodiire ani 
ml I -ciMistn- inctiiie for the l»ul>lic 
liiKhi.-; I.'Mnuc of AineriiW. Work 
')r» th"' pinilii "t ion IS to he stifled 
l.s soon ,is r.ils ol" l-ifc" IS (inished. 
lale Ihi . week. 

N.ilan 5;^ to wiiic the story and 
will oni^'iie an .ill .s>ar c.».-.t for the 
I product ioo- 



What have they lost by this decision, MARTIN BIGBEY? 

"Nothing, teacher. They have gained the good will of every producer 
in Hollywood." 

Editor, to what organization would you suggest a marked copy of Va- 
riety containing this Lesson be sent? 

"The National Association of the Motion Picture Industry, teacher. 
Attention W. A. BRADY." 



CHARLIE CONKLIN, what is the name of the producer who had an 
anxious day when the rumor started that he had leased space to the 
Hamon company? 

"Louts Mayer, teacher, every reporter in Los Angeles demanded an 
interview." 

Charlie, was Mayer innocent? 

"Yes, teacher, he had nothing to do with the outfit." 

Hc"" Hid this rurf«»" g*t out, Ch^flje? 

"The peraop who did the engaging for the Hamon film said so." 



W. W. Doorknob, are there any other objectionable films about to be 

released? 

"Yes. teacJier, a flock of them— but the N. A. M. P. I. and the W. M. 
P. A. are taking care that they tvon't be shown to the public." 

Doorknob, in view of this fact is it necessary for us to go over the de- 
tails concerning these other pictures? 

"No, teacher, I'd rather hear iS'id Cohen cnloifize Uill Brady." 

The class is dismissed. 



Up-State Theatrical Man Will 
Book Only Hereafter 



Oswego, N. Y.. July 6. 
After a lifetime in theatricals, 
Charles P. Oilmore, wealthy local 
promoter, is now practically 
through, his interests here all going 
to Harry K. Morton and Charles 
Sea.sonsUe, of the theatrical firm of 
Morton &. Sesonske of this city. 
Mr. Gilmore has sold hi lease of 
the Strand to that combination, and 
also turned over the Uichard.son, 
Orpheum and Hippodrome tt them. 
The deal virtually makes Morton 
& Sesonske the amu.sement dl- 
tr\tors of the city, only the Gem 
I'.eatre, operated by Charles Cord- 
mgly, renraining an independent. 
The firm invaded the picture field 
with the new Capitol some months 
ago, and there was a lively war 
for some time. . , 

Mr. Ollmore proposes to devote 
his attention to his booking busl- 
ne.ss. and the concert companies in 
which he is interested. Gilmore has 
been a prominent figure in the up* 
state and particularly the Northern 
New York theatrical field fo years, 
his earlier aa.soclatlons b Ing with 
Joseph A. Wallace. H^ was the 
first to introduce pictures in this 
section. 

In announcing their plans for the 
houses they take over, Morton Sc 
Se.sonske state tha. o Kichardson 
will open in August with AI Fields' 
minstrels. A vaudeville policy « 
under consideration, and will at 
leant ho given a trial. Im;)rovement 
at the Strand and Capitol \ro prom- 
ised. The Orpheum will be run OB 
popular lines, but as llrst-run 

house. 

The Hippodrome will >'0 J voted 
to '.ildren's entertainment almost 
exclusively. Changes will be made 
in th-" hou.so. and the balconv will 
he abandoned. Local talent kiddies' 
festivals will be fostered, ind the 
house will be generally managed 
without any de.sire to reap tinanclal 
dividon<lH. 

The Morton & Sesonske inter- 
ests will al.so include the- Avon, 
Watertown, a.s the result of a deal 
just closed with Frank Kmpsall, 
millionaire merchant of that city. 
who recently bought the Avon. 
RmjKsall has Incorporated tlio Avon 
Theatre Corporation and the Nova 
Operating Co. The first is a JiriO.- 
000 concern, with Kmpsall owning 
all but two shares of stodc. The 
operating company is capitalized at 
$r.0,000, with Kmp.sall in the sa.ldle. 
Morion and Seson.ske toKefhef liold 
l.s many shares as Krnp.^i'I in the 
("oncern. 

The Avon will be upeiu^ 1 ^orn^ 
time in August, and ho(»kin>;.H will 
undoubtedly hf- in conneciioti with 
those for the Kichard.son ,il O.v.vcKO 
Alterations to the Avon ive ii"W 
proKr<\s.s. 



GEO. LOANE TUCKER ESTATE 

Li^s Angeles, .luly (> 
The petition tiled to probate the 
will of the Lite George S. IjO;in" 
(George Loane Tij(>icer> .shows that 
he created three trust funds of 
IJO.OOO I'vch to tliK^e of his rela- 
tives. His widow, lu.s f+o« and bis 
mother p.irtii ipate in the fnnd.s set 
aside for trust purooses Any resi- 



due is to be held in tru.st for Mrs. 
Tuckor during her l;fe. when it is 
to revert to the .son when he is 30 
years ot age. 

Kichiird W. McFarland. Tucker's 
man.Tger, is to re(>eive $2,000, .and a 
like sum is left to a nurse. 

A.side from $30,000 in cash the 
estate consists principally of royal- 
ties due on nnwbf^Hona t\t r^ipfnran 



in 



LOCAL D. C. CENSORSHIP 



Washington. f> <' 
Washington will h^v 
ejTisfir with a silaiy i>i f 
year if Senator Myers, of M 
is successful in pnttim; 
his bill, introduced Mond ly ■ 
put pose. The .Senator's '" 
into (|uitt' some det.nl a^ 
working of the cr-ns(M ml 
that for ei("h inspect M»n of i 
to 1.000 feet, a fee of $- ^^ 
charged, and for more il 

ta£kt If** fA« ••'/-III 1(1 }\f* %-^. 



luly 6. 
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M .lii.im. 

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Friday. July 8, 1921 



MOTION PICTURE DBPARTMENT— PAGES 27 TO 31 

PICTURES 



SI 




dUUM 





I 



m "BUCK BEAUTT PICTURES 
BEFORE FEDl TRADE HEARINGS 



yitagraph Wants Government's Regulating Board 
to Declare Eskay Harris' ^^Beauty'' Film Unfair 
Competition-^Injunction Previously Denied Vita 



The hearings began a week ago 
Tuesday in the matter of the Ved- 
eral Trade Commission against the 
fZskay Harris Feature Film Co. are 
Btill being continued and l[>r6bably 
■will not be over before next week. 
Gaylord R. Hawkins is prosecuting 
the matter for the Commission be- 
fore Examiner Edward M. Averill in 
the Federal MDistrict Court, with 
Winfleld Bonynge (O'brlen, Male- 
vinRky & DrlscoU) acting fOr the 
defonso. 

The suit has been begun on the 
Instance of the Vltagraph Company 
Of America, alleging unf.air trade 
competition In violation of Sec- 
tion 5 of an Act of Congress ap- 
proved Sept. 26, 1914. entitled. "An 
Act to create a Federal Trade Com- 
mission; to define its powers and 
duties; and for other purposes." 
The alleged violation concerns the 
pictures "Black Beauty," two of 
which are on the market, sponsored 
by Yitagraph and the defendant 

The complaint sets forth that in 
July 27, 1920, the Eskay Harris people 
purchased five prints of three reels 
each of "Your Obedient Servant," 
originally t>roduced by Thomas A. 
£dl8oil, inc., in 1917, and described in 
the copywright office annals as "a 
drama suggested by Anna Sewoll's 
story of 'Black Beauty,' directed by 
Eklward H. Griffith and produced by 
Thomas A. Edison, Inc." The al- 
leged unfair competition consists of 
the fact that the defendant expand- 
ed tho.Mc print.*? into four reels by rc- 
tltliiig and adding scncs and mark- 
eting it under the title of "Black 
Beauty' in nn alleged attempt to 
compete with Vitagraph's picture of 
the same name. The lattor's pro- 
duction W.18 fir.st exhibited at the 
Strand, New York, the week of 
"Washington's Birthday, 1921, while 
Harris' film has been on the market 
since la.st October, the defendant's 
witnesses also testifying their pro- 
duction was conceives? some two 
years prior to Vitagraph's as well 
as being on the market first. 

The charges set forth that the 
picture is intended "to deceive the 
motion picture distributors, exhib- 
itors and theatrical patrons by mak- 
ing them believe that respondent's 
said reconstructed film was and Is 
the same film as that of the same 
name made by the Vitagraph com- 
pany as aforesaid. ..." 

The defense admits many of the 
Federal Trade Commissions allega- 
tions except that no subterfuge was 
Intended; that the Obedient Ser- 
vant" picture never has been very 
extensively exhibited throughout 
the United States an alleged; that 
the Vitagraph's version is not a 
Btrlct adaptation of the Anna Sewell 
story and that there is no unfair 
competition within the Intent and 
>»»eanlng of the Act of Congress con- 
cerned. 

George lliindolph Cliester, the Vit- 
agraph srennrio editor, and the ex- 
ecutives of both the Vita and the de- 
fendant companies trstified interest- 
ingly on several topics. Mr. Chestvr 
admitted pictures dealing with crime 
•re not with his and the company's 
aPF^roval generally speaking, but 
that their version of "Black Be.iuty" 
dealing. >viih crime ia cxouKable in 
this^instjince. The defendant h vor- 
fiiOM of (he picture eliminates that 
part of ti»e story entiroiy. 

TIh' principals in the action last 
Wr«in».R(i;jy viewrd the cxhibitioiiH 
ot un thrre pictures in the V>''i>^'raf>h 
^^>Je(tion rooms; the original Ktl- 
ison "Ohodient Servant" yarn, thr 
•ditod and reconstructed version nn- 
d«M the "Black Beauty title nnd 
lastly Vitaferaph'H production of the 
•amc name. 

^ Supreme Court action begun six 



months ago by Vifn»'rnph against 
the Eskay Harris Feature Film Co. 
has been discontinued by the plain- 
tiff p<aying the costs, following its 
motion for an "'ftion b«)ing 

denied. Mr. Bonyngc also acted for 
the defendant in that matter. 



It i 



PANS EARLE METHOD, 
CLAIMING A BETTER 



Architect Gillies Derides Cam- 
eramen — Impressive Dem- 
onstration 



■l*icturc executives are giving an 
attentive hearing to Joh.i Wallace 
Gillies, architect and engineer, who, 
according to expertsi, has discov- 
ered a method of saving 25 i it cent, 
in production costs and at the same 
time bring something new into pic- 
tures. Mr. Gillies is an amateur 
photographer of note, but took the 
work up professionally at times, and 
received the record price of $1,500 
for 100 pictures of Charles M. 
Schwab's country home. 

In describln^r his process, an ex- 
ecutive in the picture world said it 
had advantages over the technical 
means patented by Ferdinand Pln- 
ney ISarle, but in a personal inter- 
view Mr. Gillies was inclined to scoff 
at the Earie method und to say of 
his own that it was only a knowl- 
edge of light and shade that made 
it difTcrent. It should be explained 
that light and shade, in Ihia sonso, 
Is light and shade as teh by an ex- 
pert, and a trained one. 

"The Earle method," said Mr. Gil- 
lies, "is simply the i holographing 
by a special method of painted sets. 
Xicaving the pateotcd method aside, 
it will be seen that painted sets are 
valueless in that they are not alive, 
and so without value for photog- 
raphy. It Is the mistake piiinters 
V'ould make. They do not find n^vpr 
can understfind photography." 

Another point made very clear by 
Mr. Gillies In a private demonstra- 
tion was the superior dramati: qual- 
ity of a vertical picture (one taller 
than it Is broad). The Germans, he 
exphiincd, had recognized this in a 
crude way arid used such effects in 
"Passion." Certcainly he made the 
superiority of the vertical effect 
very obvious. 

Of the men In pictures no he 
said he saw hope only in Richard 
Haas and Paul Chalfin. Both are 
architects and both with Famous 
Players. A certain artist he de- 
scribed as a mere draughtsman, and 
others he dismissed with a wave of 
the hand. Cameramen generally, he 
said, merely understood the me- 
chanics of the camera and not much 
else, and he was particularly point- 
ed in his di.scussion of the work of 
George W. Bilzt'r. When educated 
and intelligent men take up the 
study of the camera, learn it and 
forget, and then proceed to photo- 
graph with artistic conceptions of 
composition as their main con ep- 
tion, then pictures will begin to im- 
prove, he said. 

Gillies' claims .is he illustr' ted 
them by actual |)hotoKr;ii»hs did not 
sc-em exapKerateci and were im- 
pressive. Iff. himself is starting 
shortly with his staff to produce 
short reelers for the market, disre- 
garcling for the present offers m.ide 
by big (omi)anies. 

Jesse Weil, Gen. Mfr. for Horwitz 
The Joe Horwitz Troduf tions iia> 
.7,.s«»». W«'il as gen<"'ral m.inaper. Mr 
Weil accepted the enpagemrnt last 
week and Is leaving this week on a 
western trip for the firm. 



COAST REPORTS 
IICTIKITy 



Big Rift in Cloud of 
Financial Depression — 
Retrenchment Policy at 
Western Studios Helps 
Outlook of Whole In- 
dustry — Goldwyn Re- 
organizing 



METRO REVISION 



Lios Angeles, July 6. 

Retrenchnftent with a vengeance 

has hit in thie Los Angeles studios. 

At the Famous Players-Lasky the 
salary cuts were announced this 
week as 15 per cent, on all salaries 
of $100 or less and 25 per cent, on 
all that are above the $100 mark. 
At the Mack Sennett studio in 
Edendaie there is to be a shut-down 
for the months of July and August, 
with the only shooting to be done 
that required to finish the Mabel 
Normand production of "Molly O" 
and a Ben Turpin two-reeler. There 
has been a lot of night rhooting 
t}i< diiring the last week to finish 
"Molly O." At Universal, young 
Irving ThaH)er^, the studio man- 
ager, since his return from the East 
has issued an order against the 
bunching of productions and over- 
time on the part of employes, with 
the general idea that tho studio 
running' on a regular schedule will 
be able to be in operation the year 
round. Samuel Goldwyn is here re- 
organizing his studios. 

At the F. P.-L. plant Jesse La.sky, 
vice-president of the organization, 
stated on Thursday after a confer- 
ence with his heads of departments 
that all branches of studio employes 
were giving him the heartiest co- 
operation in his effort to cut the 
general overhead. Material cuts in 
salary are being made throughout 
tho organization, while in some 
branches slighter reductions are 
contemplated. 

In addition to the stars already 
working on the lot Thomas Melghan 
•and Con.stance Binney, who have 
been making pictures in the East, 
are to arrive and start work next 
week. Dorothy Dalton ia on a vaca- 
tion until September. 

At Sennett's John A. Waldron, 
studio manager, states that even 
though the studio is shut down the 
regular quota of Sennett productions 
will be marketed. Several * the 
Sennett players under contract will 
be kept busy elsewhere during the 
shutdown. Katbryn McGuire will 
play the lead in Larry Trlmbel's 
production of Jane Murfln's latest 
story, Harriet Hammond has been 
loaned to Marshall Neilan and 
George O'Hara, the juvenile, has 
been "borrowed" by Fox for the lead 
with Shirley Mason. 

Irving Thalberg is out with the 
report that he is going to "stabilize" 
the film industry. Rather a husky 
job for a young man of his years, 
but he undoubtedly will manage to 
do Just that little thing as far as 
matters at U. are concerned. He 
has made rather a record for him- 
self since he has been in charge 

tlHTC. 

Goldwyn Revision 

Samuel Cfthlwyn arrived here on 
Sunday to «!tart a general reorg.ani- 
zati(;n at th< (Joldwyn pl.int in Cul- 
ver City. Abraham Ix-hr, general 
manager at the studio, stated that 
tho plant Is on a stnict economical 
and business liasi.'j and that no re- 
duction in tho size of the i»tr.i? l« 
ioiit* mplated. Ifowevor, the K**n- 
etal working .staff at the ttn-^ii in 
wondering just how much of r cut 
I hey ure going to be asked to 
stand for. 

The (Joldwyn sales and dlstrlba- 



CONGRESS' CENSORIAL MEASURE 
DKlliDES INDECENT PIODRES 



Act Approved June 5 Prohibits Interstate Trans* 
ference — May Corer Theatri<ial Scripts — -Pen- 
alty $5,000 and Five Years 



An act jiassed by Ccjiigress and 
signed by the President i,n June as 
an amendment to. the Penal Code, 
makes it a prison offense to send 
from one state to another or to 
bring into America from a foreign 
country, "any obscene, lewd or 
la.scivIous . . . picture, motion pic- 
ture film, paper, letter, writing, 
print or other matter of indecent 
nature." I'cnalty named Ih a fine 
of not more than $5,000 or imprison- 
ment of not more than five years. 

This new law which denies 
censored matter for interstate ship- 
ment, is regarded as making un- 
necessary the growth of the censor- 
ship movement because it is a sharp 
pheck in itself. , Though the act 
does not mention theatricals, the 
restriction may be interpreted to 
include the scripts of plays classed 
as objectional in the act. which is: 

[II. R. 14384.] 

An Act To Amend the penal laws 

of the United States 

Be it enacted by the Senate 
and House of Representatives 
of the United States of America 
in Congress assembled. That 
section 245 of the Act entitled 
"An Act to codify, revise, and 
amend the penal laws of the 
United States," approved 
March 4, 1909, is hereby amend- 
ed to read as follows: 

"Sec. 24r), Whoever shall bring 
or cause to be brought into (ho 
•- United States, or any i)lace 
subject to the Jurisdiction 
thereof, from any foreign coun- 
try, or shall therein knowingly 
deposit or c.'ius*' to be di- posited 
with .iny exjues.M (onipany or 
other (omnion carrj( r. for car- 



riage from one State, Teintoi-y 
or District of the United States 
or place noncontiguous to but 
subject to the Jurisdiction 
thereof, to any other State, Ter- 
ritory, or District of the United 
States, or place noncontiguous 
to but subject to the Jurisdiction 
thereof, or from any place in or 
subject to the Jurisdiction of tho 
United States, throUgh a for« 
eigii country, to any placo in or 
subject to the Jurisdiction thereof 
or from, any place in or subijeet 
to tho Jurisdiction of tho United. 
States to a foreign country, any 
obscene, lewd, or lascivous 
or any filthy book, pamphlet, 
picture, n)otion picture nim, 
paper, letter, writing, print, or 
other matter of indecent char- 
acter, or any drug, medicine, 
article, or thlner designed, 
adapted, or intended for pre- 
venting conception, or produc- 
ing abortion, or for any indecent 
or immoral use; or any written 
or printed card, letter, circular, 
book, pamphlet, advertisement, 
or notice of any kind giving in- 
formation, directly or indirectly, 
where, how. or of whom, or by 
what means iany of the herein* 
before mentioned artlc^les, mat- 
ters, or things may be obtained 
or made; or whoever shall 
knowingly take or cause to be 
taken from such express com* 
pany or other common carrier 
any matter or thing tho de- 
positing of which for carriage 
l.s herein made unlawful, shall 
be lined not more than $5,000 or 
Imprisoned not more than five 
years, or both." 

Approved, June 5, 1920. 



tion jtl.ins are to br issued hero by 
CJoIdwyn during this week. 

Independents Active 
The independent production field 
is looking up. There has been ctin- 
siderablc activity regarding the for- 
mation of new producing combina- 
tions within the last week, which 
seems to indicate that a general re- 
vival in making pictures is about to 
tako place. 

The WeBtern Photoplay Corpora- 
tion is about to place four produc- 
ing units in operation; the new 
Junita Hansen company got under 
way this week at the Warner 
Brothers studio; Zasu Pitts and 
Tom Gallery have managed to se- 
cure Santa Cruz banking capital to 
back their company, and Jack 
Coogan Stat' . that he ha.s a con- 
tract to produce five pictures within 
the coming year with his son as 
tho star and will begin work not 
later than August 1. 

The Initial production of the 
Western corporation will be made 
under the direction of Joe Franz, 
and will have Beatric«* liurnham as 
the featured player. The story is 
an original by Nobel Johnson, who 
will also appear in the c.'ist with 
J. Farrell MaeDonald and "Bill" 
Patton. Sig Schlager is in charge 
of exploitation and <listribution for 
the W«:«lern corporation. 

He, together with K. l\ Ilunziker, 
Harry I.iehlig and lien llothwcll 
are at the helm of two additional 
produ' ing units for the organiza- 
tion. Theso will have Mitehell 
I>ewlH and C^arol lloljoway as their 
r'.'H|M.«'llve ftai.s, and will begin 
work within two weeks. Krnest 
VVardc l.( adK a fourlh unit and will 
produce at the Ihunton lot. 

Tho J'.iniia ll.msen company, 
wllch stRi tc'» at tho Warner lot. 
has C.'iii!<'» '1«; Haven, Herb .'^'om- 
bor»; and Satii W.n nor interested. 
Five rcelors will lu* ni.'id< with the 
former Pathc serial luminary a^^ the 
star. 

The Pitls-GaiUry combination 



have rented space at the King 
Vidor studios on Santa Monica 
boulevard, and Jack McDermotl has 
been engaged to direct for them. 
The namo of their Initial picture 
will be "I^atsy." McDermott was 
co-director with Marshall Neilan in 
the making of "Dinty," and directed 
"The Sky I'ilof for VIdor. Marjorle 
Daw has been loaned to the com- 
pany by Neilan, and she and Gal- 
lery will play the leads. Wallace 
Beery Is also in the cast. 

Jack Coogan states that ho has 
no affiliation with any producing or 
distributing company, and will 
make his Ave productions with 
Jackie as the star entirely on his 
own, and handle the distribution 
from I^os Angeles. Ills plan is to 
have a personal representative tour 
the entire country, placing the 
Coogan pictures before the exblbl- 
tors and giving them a chance to 
bid on tho productions. Both Sol 
Less«r and Coogan deny that they 
are to be associated In any manner 
in tho making of the pictures. 

Incidentally the finding of the 
California Workman's Compen.«a- 
tlon Commission, the State act un- 
der which It was created providing 
that workmen Injured in line of 
duty are to receive 65 per cent, of 
their salary while Incapneltatod, 
handed some of the to\Ur .i laugh. 
Little Jackie sustained a broken 
ankle while working In a picttiro, 
which laid him up for two months. 
The little star was geitintr $1.fOO 
a we»k, but tho Stale law proviiles 
for .1 maximum sal.iry of $'{ '0 a 
week and the C3 per e<Mit js p.iid 
on th;it l';i.«-is, 

TAKES AUSTRALIAN FILM 

First N.'itJonal ha- t.ikt r, ivcr the 
Amcrif.'in di.vti il.iit ion ^-f ' Tfi** S^ri- 
tirnenlal i^lokc," a .six t«<I fe.iture 
made in A nsdalii l»y the !•: J. Car- 
roll J«'ilni Corp. 

'J'he picture Is said to have done 
exceptionally well In Kngl.mfl, 



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KanMis City. July 13. 
With tbc low price of crude oil 
fau.sinK the loss of millions of dol- 
lars daily to tbe operators aud roy- 
alty owners in the Oklahoma terri- 
tory; with smelters Hhut down owioc 
to the low price of lead and zinc in 
the mining country south of this city, 
known ns the Jopltn dintrirt, and with 
wheat fielling for from 80 cents to 
$1,10 in the Kansas fields, prospects 
for even a fair theatrical seoHon in 
this part of the country are fur from 

TOHy. 

A Hurvey of conditions Rhows there 
will be many milliona of dollars Ics.h 
this year arailalile for luxuries than 
in the two or three previous seaMons. 

With no market for fuel oil and 
kerosene and with the (operators in 
Oklahoma and northern Texas unsMc 
to obtain credit, this territory faces 
a dark outlook. Reports from Okla- 
homa City say that there is Ic^a ac- 
tivity in that territory than in the 
past 20 years. All oil centers in the 
Siouthwest — ainoof; them being Tul- 
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44 



WIFE TELLS COirRT 
TO CUT ALIMONY 



Bonachea, Dancer, Claims 

She Earns More Than 

Her Husband 



T-o.'» Angeles. July 13. 

T'lif-recia nonachea, a Spjni.sh 
d.incer who is now with Mie Fox coin- 
Piny went into one of the local rouri.^ 
I'sf \v(»Pk and ashed lli.it (lio nliinony 
'"*r JMi.sband whh psyiiig her iirulor a 
»'erroo iNstiod in llU'l he rodnrcd. She 
Htjito.l ti,.,f .^1,,. ^^.,,^ ruakiiiK $100* a 
^V'M'k niiH that l)(>r former Imsharid 
^V!JH only getting fh'il mncli a moiilh. 
tl.-t(f(»re siie would Im^ willing |(» li.ivr 
til"' ilmiony rcduc «'<l. 

'1 lien* ;ire two ( Iiildron tlip inotlior 
h;is (iistody of. Tlio rourl ordorod 
1-0 inoiilhly bo p.iid toward their siin 
Port 



OLD PICTURE SHOW" 
AS ATTRACTION 



Central Theatre, Jersey 
City Gives Comedy Inno- 
vation With Program 

A comedy innovation in the way of 

an old-time moving picture show was 

introduced at tbc Central theatre, 

Jer.Hcy City, the firet three days of 

the current week. It is more of an 

afterpiece, investing the services of 

a number of acts on the bill, including 

an extra Hebrew comecttan whose 
running fire of couuncnt provided 
laughs. 

The show opens in "one" showing 
llie exterior of a nickleodeon flourish- 
ing in rjOO. Then gics to "three," 
interior, wliere a crowd of kids with 

a few grownups compose the audience 
along with a female [)ianist who sings 
ilhistrated songs between reels. Oa- 
casionally a slide was purposely 
placed upside down with the operator 
the next moment flashing the sign, 
"One Moment Please." As a side- 
is.sue a man stood in the wings and 
gave his idea of "talking" [nclures by 
iiupersonstiiig various characters in 
the films. 

The leading feature was an old 
issue of Mary Tickford and Owon 
More, of 1009. Mary then wore short 
dresses and was just bloHsoming as 
a star. This fdni was molodramatic 
and obviously crude in production, 
const ruction and continuity as com- 
pared witli present day outr>ut and 
eft>ily show>< the progress made bi 
this class of entertainment. 

Tlie .skit wont well and was re 
ccivod as H novelty. 



ROCK OPERATED ON 

WIHam Kock was operated 
W(vlfioH')«»y for stomich trouble. His 
i^-on.lition was said bj (rienda to be 
critical. 



George M. Declines Ten- 
der — Union Principle 
Involved — Miller Castd 
"Mrs. Fair'' From the 
Fidelity Members 



START DEFENSE FUND 



"LIGHTNIN'S" GREAT RECORD; 
1291 PERFOMANCES QN BUfAY 

Leaving Gaiety, New York, Aug. 27, After Three 
Years in Same House — Going to Blackstone, 
Chicago — Hoyt's "Trip to Chinatown'' Eclipsed 



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"O'BRIEN GIRL" 

WITH MIXED CAST 



Steps to bring the Producing Man- 
agers' Association and the Tuuiing 
jlanagers' Association together wr:^ 
.scheduled for coasideration at a spr- 
cial meeting this week of the 1*. M. A. 
with representatives of the smaller 
show manager.^' association. The plan 
of combining the two bodies proposed 
that the fused managerial amocia- 
tiona have Ceorge M. Cohan as 
prebidcnt. 

Mr. (kiban denied he would con- 
sider heading such an organization 
when asked about it. lie admitted 
tho idea hud been unoflicijlly submit- 
ted to hi?n, but said that he had re- 
fused to con.sider it, which led to a 
postponement of the meeting. Cohau 
exp ained that to do so would accom- 
plish what the Actors' 10<iuity Asso- 
ciation had attempted to do by put- 
ting in the "Krpiity Shop"— that i.s. an 
attempt to force him into the I* M. 
A. and to weaken the Actors' Ki»lel- 
ity League. 

'If I were to accept such a post." 
said Mr. ('ohan. "K would mean that 
I would have to leave the Acl.or8* Fi- 
delity f/oagnp, and I will never give 
up membership in the Fid''lity so long 
as labor controls theatricals. 

"The by laws of the A. F. L. ex- 
pressly deny membership to any 
(('ontinue<l on (tage 2) 



Equitys and Non-Equitys 

To Play Cohan's Only 

Show Next Season 



noston, July 13. 

"The O'Hrien dirl" wUI continue 
into next season. This was decided 
Saturday when George M. Cohan 
made his second visit here in two 
weeks. It will be the only attraction 
operated by Mr. Cohun. The show is 
to leave here for Chicago by Labor 
Day. It will not be shown in New 
York until later in the .season and no 
other companies of the show are to 
be sent out. 

It was UD to the cast of "The 
O'llrien (iirl' whieh is another Co- 
han smash, whether the piice wo'ild 
continue or I)e taken off after Hie 
lonil run. .Most of the plsyera have 
run of t,lie play cr)ntr«ct:-i. They ad- 
vised (■olinn they would play out the 
contracts, he hnving given tliem a 
we^-k to mal<e a dcci.sion. 

The six players sought l»»gal ad- 
vice and were told the corifra«t.s could 
not be broken by either side without 
supplying substantial grounds for re- 
covery of rl.-image in <ivil suits. 

It is understood here opp<>silo ad- 
vice came from the Krpiity. 

Those players not holding run of 
the play contracLs will be replace<l 
with non-Fi>iuity members. That in 
eludes the chorus, which will proba- 
bly le.Tve the show under in.structionu, 
*Hc cliori.sters having the usual two 
weeks' notice clause contracts^ 



Unless You Want a Route 

Don't Even Bother 

To Look On 

Page 4 



It has been decided to end the 
great run of "liif htnin* *' at the 
Gaiety, New York, Aug. 27, when 
John Golden'* production of Win^bell 
Hmith and Frank Bacon's plaj will 
be moFod to the Blacknone, Cbioafo. 
"Lifhtnin"' will have then com- 
pleted a run of three years on Broad- 
way, establishing a run record that 
eclipaea anything of lU kind in 
America. A. L. Rrlaofer, who haa 
the show's booking deatiafea in charge, 
decided on sending the piece out, the 
matter of continuance into a fourth 
year not being settled until last 
week. 

"Lightnin* " was first pat on Jan. 
28, 1!)1S, in Washington. It waa 
taken off for slight changes but was 
not again offered until Aug. 20 of the 
same year, bowing into the Gaiety 
with highest praise from the critics. 
It ran without interruption until in- 
terfered with by the actors' strike 
starting Aug. 0. 11)11), and it closed 
soon after until .Sept. 0, when the 
strike was settled. 

As it now turn.i out the strike is 
responsible for the only flaw in the 
rtin record of "Lightnin" ". The rec- 
ords show a lapse of exactly Ihree 
years from the date o! opening, but 
Uiere wer.' three dark weeks during 
the strike, giving the play a run of 
i.l.'J weeks, instead of 100. By Aug. 
27. the show will have played 1.2J)I 
performances on Broadway, which 
ini hides some .%0 specini matinees and 
17 extra pTformances. Based on 
eight performances a week the show's 
rtin really measures to 101 weeks 
plus three performances. 

In addition to the length of run 
'Lightnin' " has nailed a nunil^er of 
other recor«lrt. A conservative esti- 
niafe )f tli«> toLal takiuss of the .show 
pla< es the gross at well over $'J.OOO,- 
()fK>. |''or its first year i^ played tr» 
a top price of $2.r>(), The second 
year the ^^r:^]o was advanced to $.'t. 
Tlicre it ret'Liined throu/jhout the 
third or f urrcnt year, with (he ex- 
'cption the Haturday night .^rnle wa« 
NkMin advanced from $.'{.r»<) to $4 top. 

The nearest approach t) "L'shC* 
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PARIS 



By E. GEORGE KENDREW 



i Paris, July 1. 

The first production at the Nou- 
tcauteH for the new smsou will b« 
a comedy by Andre Birabean, "Un 
Huuinic Mur la Pailk," in three acta 
a.s usual. 



|Thc cane wn<i adjourned last week 
for deliberation. 



Helen Zagat, American danseuse, 
made her Parisiau debut at a con- 
fcrt at the Sallo Gaveau last Hunday. 
bhe waij a;$siKted by Suzie Weltby. 

Hacha Guitry's three-act comedy, 
"Le Marl, I.a Femme et I/Amant" 
created at the Vauderille, will be re- 
vived at the Theatre Edouard VII 
n«>zt week, to replace "Le Grand 
Dae." 



Following the polemics over "At- 
lantide" the author Pierre Benoit is 
again hauled over the coals for al- 
leged plagiamism in including f^raaea 
of Victor Hugo in his book "Le Lac 
Kale." Benoit is unab'e to deny the 
resemblance but alleges he did it on 
purposo to catch the critics who ar- 
«use him of writing imperfect French. 
I'nfortunately before any such aHe- 
gution was forthcoming ' some smart 
reader noticed the lifts from Hugo. 

The Mogador (ex-PaJace thcutre) 
will reopen in September probably 
with a revival of the operetta "La 
I'oupee.'* 

A revue, with the punning title of 
**Pari8 en Sbimmy-se" now fills tbe 
bill of Oscar Dufrenne at the al 
fresco Ambasmdeurs. There is noth- 
ing special to report, the show being 
worthy of this ('hampa Elysees re- 
sort for tJ>e warm evenings. 



The new operetta with music by 
Christini, controlled by F. Salibert, 
wi'l be produced at the Bouffes in 
October. The cast will probably 
comprise Urban, Maurice Chevalier 
and June Montange but Quinson has 
not finally settled on his future 
troupe. 



INFORIOBR EXPELLED 

London, July 13. 

Dave Carter, manager of the Van- 

deville Club, baa been committed for 

trial on bis own hail, in connection 

Ivntb an alleged unlawful gaming ca»e. 

The informer was a member of the 
club and has been expelled. 



Albert Wolff will evidently not re- 
turn to the United 8tate» lor next 
season, having been officially ap* 
pointeii mnsical director for the 
Opera-Comique. M. Belb'omme, con- 
nected with this house for forty- two 
years, has been given a* benefit mat- 
inee on his retirement. 



PALACE REVUE 



FUSION 



(Continued from page 1) 



It becamt known this week the 
P. M. A. hts In Its pessataion 
sworn statomonts allefint Equity 
had vioated elanso aix of the basic 
strike aoreement, which provides 
no coercion be practised In the 
seeurino of new Monbert. 

The manaaors are taid to bavo 
asked for an opinion from a promi- 
nent firm of attorneys as to 
whether the P. M. A. Equity oon- 
tract had not been broached, on 
the evidence tnbnilttod and the 

attorneys ropllod In tbo afllrni- 

atlve. 



Alhambra (Paris) to July 14. Os- 
wuld Brmand, The Hassans. Gaston 
I'Qlmei', Eddie Brown, Me'odic Trio, 
.fn<;k Birchley, Yong Wong Troupe, 
S»>gri, I>es Vedras, Eight Mendez 
Troupe, Wolkowsky's Xluvskan Dances 
with Joan Goode, Gorevau, Wear, 
LubowQ. 



M. Joubert, manager of the Film 
d'Art Studio at Ncuilly, (F>aiice) 
i\Wi\ in an automobile accident. 

Lucille Marcelle Weingartner, can.- 
tfl trice, wife of the composer Felix 
Weingartner, died suddenly from kid- 
ney (Bsease, in Vienna, June 21. 

Benjamin Bidaud, an old employee 
of the KcUpse Film Society, died at 
Perreux, Seine (France), June 21, 
aged 72 years. 



A monument to Johann Strauss, 
walta composer, who died in 1003, 
was inaugurated by President Uain- 
iKch in tbe City Park of Vienna, 
June 27. 



Tbe death of Baroness de Rahden, 
the fashionable circtis rider 30 years 
•go, raises old souvenir*) of Paris 
society. She was considered a beau- 
tiful woman and a leader in society. 
Ifer husband wa.<9 the victim of a 
tragic quarrel between rivals in a 
Paris circus, being shot during a 
ohow by a society gent'eman. Soon 
after, while at IS'ice, the Bnronos-j 
WHS Huddenly struck blind. She re- 
fused to reveal the calamity to her 
friends and insisted on givin? her 
performance that night in the circus, 
hoping she would be killed by her 
horse, a restless nnimal. She was 
thrown and badly hurt, but survived, 
and she has since lived a retired life, 
Jn humble circumstances, in Paria 
It came as a surprise to many last 
week to learn she had only just 
passed aw«y. 

Th« secretaries of the Parii* thea- 
tres and mu»ic Nolls are forming 
themselves into a "trade union" to 
protect their interests. 



Tiir iicirs of' Donizetti sued the 
JVench Society of Authors and Com- 
posers for royalties collected from 
the Opera. Opens-(Jomique and 
Qaiete on tI:o workn of the Italian 
musician. The defendants contended 
tho rights of the family ceased in 
J858, but did not go into facts why 
the society continued to collect the 
royalties. The conrt took this view 
and nou-suited tho heirs, who now 
threaten to appeal. 

Tbe Moulin Rouge was destroyed 
Id 1015, and the Joseph OUer Co. 
asked the tribunals to cancel the 
lease of the lessee, Fab«r, on the 

{Tounds tbat the fire was caused 
7 Imprudence. Previous tenants, 
Peter Oarin, Ilartmann, Danterghcz 
and Fflber. testified to the contrary. 

"FEGGY O'NEIL 

' SAVOY THEATRE, 
LONDON 
2nd YEAR < 



producing manager who is affiliated 
with an organiKation and tbat would 
take in the P. M. A. and the T. M. A. 
The Fidelity permits independents 
like Henry Miller and myself to be- 
long. Mr. Miller withdrew from the 
P. M. A. for that rearoo, electing to 
remain with the Fidelity. It was 
my idea to prohibit membership in 
the A. F. L. to members of the P. 
M. A., so that the artists in the Fi- 
delity can at all times be independ- 
ent." 

Mr. Miller, who demanded he be 
treated as an independent when the 
"Equity Shop'* was put through, has 
cast "The Famous Mrs. Fair" with 
independent players for touring next 
season. Outside of himself and 
Blanche Bates, the cast is entirely 
changed from that of last season. 
Regardless of Mr. Miller's presidency 
of the A. F. L., most of the original 
company in "Mrs. Fair" were EquHy 
members. 

It wa.s stated at the time of the 
ISquity's closed shop plan that tbe 
council of the E}<|uity was empowered 
to make certain exemptions. So far 
as is known none have been made 
which would leave tbe other inde- 
pendents in the position of accepting 
th: new "superseding" contracts or 
engage only players not in the A. B. 
A. The Eqnity Shop was aupposed 
to be a plan of protection against 
the small fly-by-night managers, and 
it was reported freely that recognized 
independent managers in New York 
would be exempted. 

Mr. Miller will start the season 
with "The Famous Mrs. Fair" only, 
though another company of that ploy 
may be put on later. Mr. Miller's as- 
sociation with A. L. Eriangcr, who 
is in the P. M. A., has not inter- 
fered with the former's stand as an 
indejoendeirt. Mr. Erlanaer ia a 
partner in the Miller projects, which 
are independent in themselves. 

The Touring Managers of the 
United States and Canada held its 
annual meeting Tuesday at tbe Astor 
Hotel and re-elected all of the old 
officers for the coming year. 

More than 50 members were in at- 
tendance and the secretary's report 
revealed the fact that over 25 new 
members had been elected within the 
last three months. 

From all reports from the one 
night stands serious conditions con- 
front travcllipir attractions the com- 
ing season, and it was concensus that 
unless a drastic reduction is made in 
actors, stago hands, and musiciiins' 
salaries and other operating expen- 
ses there would be very few attrac- 
tions on the road. 

Owing to the unfavorable ouUook 
and as an added protection to the 
membership, a resolution was adopt- 
ed creating a anbstantial emergency 
fund, which ia to be added to with a 
weekly assesament made on every 
attraction for each week played — to 
be uaed as a guarantee fund to bring 
back to New York all of the mem- 
bers of any company tbat might get 
Into financial difficulties. 

The newly elected officers tere: 
CJas. IPill, Prcs.; John Leffler, vice 
Pres.; John J. Coleman, Seer. & 
Treas, 



London Houao Chaooea Polioy — Ro- 
opons in Sept. 



London, July 13. 

The Palace finiahca ite more or 
less tfmpeatuoua career as a kinema 
July 16, and will rtopen in September 
with a revue. 



MAKAGERIAL EXOUBES 

London, July 13. 

Owing to the recent strike slump 
and present weather conditions some 
managers are seeking to annul high 
priced contracta with artists, aUeg- 
ing, in some caaes, the acts are not 
as previonsly eeeo. 



Lottie Groopor GoiH ■■>• "Nottona" 

Ix>BdoB^ Jaly IS. 

Lottie Grooper, engaged by Charles 
Cochran for *^he League of No- 
tions," joina it in Anfust. 



"Spanlfh Trtainro" WHk Hawtroy 

London, July 13. 

Aifter a provincial try-out "Span- 
ish Treasure" ia scheduled to open 
at the Criterion July 10, starring 
Charles Hawtrey. 



BELOW EXPECTATION 



Dickson and Hyson Fall to Meet Ad- 
vance Boosting. 



London, July 13. 

Dorothy Dickson and Carl Flyson 
opened at the Pavilion, but the act 
did not score commensurate with its 
advance booming. 



"My Lady" at Playfiouso 

London, July 13. 
Edvnn Marxis produces a play by 
Bdgar Wallace, entitled "My ^Ady," 
at the Playhouse, July 18^ 



"After Dinner" Is Vaudeville 

London, July 13. 
"After Dinner" at the I-.yiio, con- 
sists of an ordinary star vaudeville 
bill, with a burlesque of "Chu Chin 
Chow." In tbe cast are Dahpuc Pol- 
lard, Ilarry CJreen, Nat Ayer. 



THEATRE RELEASING 
DUE TO HIGH RENT 



Bankniptcy Too May Help 
Revision of Leases 

London, July 13. 

The embarrassment of a group of 
theatre managers who absorbed con- 
trol of houses in the war period when 
amusements were at the crest has 
come with the arrival of the depres- 
sion incident to the Isbor troubles, 
and will be worked out through a plan 
of liquidation. Thia means the re- 
linquishment of the theatres, a num- 
ber of which are under rentals higher 
than those on Broadway. 

Tliose on the inside- say the liqui- 
dation plan is the only way out 
Bankruptcy proceedings it is ex- 
pected will eventually result in the 

theatres reverting to the original 
lessees and then new arrangements 
csn be made whereby the rentals 
will be placed on a basis which will 
make profitable operation possible. 

The reported theatre situation in 
London is not surprising to show- 
men in New York. English manage- 
rial firms have been reported bid- 
ding in houses at enormous ren^ls 
from time to time. 

The English system of sdmission 
scales ia so non-elastic that the gross 
is practically constant. Moderate 
aised houses there consider a gross 
of $8,000 weekly as very good and as 
that is virtual capacity such houses 
are less able to stand high rentals. 
The stalls and pit system is believed 
accountable for tbe limitation of 
house capacity, the important differ- 
ence between the English and Amer- 
ican system being that here tbe en- 
tire lower floor is available at top 
money, whilo in England only the 
stalls command top prices. 



LIGHTNIN'S RECORD 



20 CLOSED IN PABIS 

Paris, July 13. 
Twenty theatres are closed here 
for the first time in seven years. 
Another extraordinary heat spell 
this week. 



Rnby Miller Going into Garrick 
London, July 13. 

Rnby Miller follows the French 
season at the Qarrick with a pro- 
duction of "The Edge of Beyond." 



"SOME DETECTIVE 



it 



Woo GeorgieWeed Elaborates Van. 
deviilo Skit— At Empire. 



Jjondon, July 13. 

The Empire reopens with "Some 
Detective," starring Wee Georgie 
Wood, supported by Ethel Irving, and 
a fine cast. 

Wood has already made a success 
of the piece in a vaudeville version. 



'LINCOLN" AGAIN LIKED 

Jx»ndon, July 13. 
The "Abraham Lincoln" revival at 
the Lyceum was enthusiastically re- 
ceived. 



Duncan Girls Roturning 

London, July 13. 
The Ehincan Sisters have left 
"Pins and Needles" at the Gaiety 
to open vrith Charles Dillingham in 
the Fred Stone show "Tip Top" in 
Chicago neit month. 
They will return here next year. 



"Mary" Finished July 9 

London, July 13« 
"Mary" finished here July 9. 
Sacks intends to revive "The Lilac 
Domino" and "Irene." 



ABOUT TALKING PICTURES 

daudo Verity has invented a new 
method of synchoniaation for talking 
pictures. De claims if there is a 
break during the showing of the film 
it is possible to cotftinue tbe syn- 
chronizstion. 

The London Times, commenting on 
a showing of the invention, recalls 
Dr. Johnson's opinion of a wocnan 
speaking in public. He comparvd 
SQch a performance with a dog stand- 
ing on its hind Ices — bot& were Tory 
clever, but thcr« was no real need to 
^ it At alU 



(Continued from page 1) 



nin's" run record is held by "The 
Gold Diggers," which closed last 
month at the Lyceum, New York, 
after con.se«*utivcly playing for 90 
weeks (approximately 720 perform- 
ances) and "Irene," which also closed 
in June after running 86 weeks. 

The former American run record 
was held by "A Trip to Chinatown," 
which ran 657 time.s, so that the Hoyt 
piece record is pushed back to fourth 
place. "Lightnin'" almost doubled 
the run of the "Chinatown" play, 
"Gold Diggers" and "Irene" also 
beat it. 

"Lightnin'" is predicted to estab- 
lish a new Chicago record, with the 
erpectations of remaining a year 
there. Its business at the Black- 
stone, figured on a scale of $2.60 top, 
can better the figures at the Gaiety 
by over $4,000 weekly because of in- 
creased capacity. The Blaekstone 
scales at over $10,000 weekly, not 
counting Sunday night if an extra 
performance is decided on. The Chi- 
cago house seats 1,210 as against the 
Gaiety's 806 capacity. 

Another Golden show will take 
tenancy of the Gaiety immediately 
following "Lightnin'a" withdrawal. It 
ia "The Wheel," which has a gam- 
bling scene, said to be a replica from 
the Bradleys at Palm Beach. 

This week Arthur C. Aiston sent 
out data purporting to show that 
Bacon's characer of "Lightnin' Bill 
Jones" was taken from "Tenne8.sce'8 
Pardner," a play owned by Aiston. 
The latter does not charge a lift of 
material other than the character 
itself, which he claims is the same as 
"Geewhilliker" in the "Pardner" 
play. Aiston appears not to have 
taken the matter into court, though 
the literature supporting his conten- 
tion has been widely disseminated. 

The Golden office ststed that it 
had heard from Alston before and 
that a letter of apology from him to 
Bacon was on file. This letter dates 
some time ago, when Aiston first saw 
Bacon in *T«ghtnin' ". It was also 
stated that "lightnin"' was Uken 
from a play originally written by 
Bacon and called "Tho House Di- 
vided." WincheU' Smith took the 
script and entirely rewrote it. 

During the run of *Tjightnin"* 
Bacon has nerer been out of the 
cast throuffh illness. Will Crcssy 
played tho lead for two weeks, Mil- 
ton Nobles for ten days and Percy 
Winter for two perfonnances, while 
Bacon was taking a yacation. Nobles 
wan out in tbo road company last 
seaaoB and wID agsin tour ia ''Light- 
wa/'*f tbat Mug tbo only eompany 
to be sent ftftt ta additioa t« the 
•xipnaL ^ 



NEW CASINO BEVUE 



Volterra puts over another succees 
with Chevalier. 

Paris. July l.J. 

T';a.,,-is««M»«w.r rcvuo of Lo«)ji \ol- 
terra at the Casino de PariM was 
presented July 8 ar.d made good. 
The title "Dans un Fautcuil" of 
course cuts no ice, as usual with all 
Parisian shows of the kind. The 
authors ase the rbansonnier Saiut- 
Granier and his partner Briquet. 
Well produced by Jacques ChHrles! 
who is leaving shortly for New York. 
The music splendidly arranged by 
liOuis Hillier, mainly with items of 
the Francos Salabert repertoire. 

The leads are held by Maurice 
Chevalier, Milton, Magnard, Dutard, 
lioberty's dances, Jackson Qiri^ 
Mary Dubas, and tbe talented come- 
dieuQe Nina Myral. 



BEAUTY PRIZE WINNER 
PLACED 

Agnes Sauret, winner of the Frenck 
beauty priBc. has been engaged by 
Albert de Courville for the aiety^ 
London, opening shortly. 



LOWEST PRICES 

(Continued from page 1) 



sa, Okhihoma City, Okmulgee, Mus- 
kogee, Fort Worth. Dallas and Wieh- 
lU Falls, all ordinarily good show! 
towns, are filled with idle operators, 
lease breakers and promoters, many 
without money or credit. Critical 
phases of thcr situation are intensi- 
fied by the prevailing high prices de- 
manded by labor and for material, 
otherwise oil could be produced iii 
this territory at a profit at a dollar 
a barrel. The Oklahoma production 
for the past two years has been 
around 300,000 barrels daily. This 
now brings $300,000 when four 
months ago it brought over a million 
dollars, a loss of more than twenty 
million dollars a month, in this terri- 
tory alone. "With winter coming on 
some of ih9 operators hope for an in- 
crease demand for fu*'! oil. One re- 
finer announced ho had contracted for 
all of his output for a year at a dol- 
lar a barrel. A year ago it sold for 
$2,60 a barrel. With the low price 
of fuel oil the coul intercstf^i in the 
Kansas and Okkhonia fields will also 
be hard hit. So far the coal prices 
have been held up by the operators 
on account of the small output, as 
most of the KanAas mines have been 
shut down a great deal of the time 
on account of strikes and miners 
"holidays" caused by labor leaders* 
trials and general uneasiness. 

Wheat Way Down 

In Kansas the Secretary of the 
State board of agriculture reports 
that wheat threshing is in full swing 
with the yields holding up well with 
the latest estimates. Some of the 
grain is being rushed to marlict but 
only brings from 80 cents to $1,10 a 
bushel, with little sold at the latter 
figure. Oats and barley harvest will 
follow the whefit closely and some 
oats have been threshed. The corn 
cultivation has been delayed by wet 
ground in tJie past two weeks and is 
far behind. 

In the Joplln mining diKtrict., tho 
great lead and zinc country, busines^i 
is practically at a standntill. The 
prices of these nietaJs arc wjy down, 
smelters have been closeil and very 
little miuiiu; being done. 

In many of the better towns in 
this southwestern territory, which in 
former years were considered among 
the best of the onc-uight stands, and 
some being good ^or two and three 
nights, the theatres have been closed 
indefinitely and no bpoUingK being 
made, while others still opf n nro 
showing pictures only and refusing to 
book any road attractions owinc to 
the demands of the local 8tage unionn. 

All of these things will undonbtr<liy 
be felt in this dty for it is through 
this place that most of the mon«'y 
from the (Ireat Southwest flows in its 
difTerent channels and it is hero the 
residents of the citicH of thi*; terri- 
tory come for amuscmcjit and enter- 
tainment. 

In spite of the depresnln;; rrporM 
from all of tho surrounding count. y 
the Kansas C3ity bank deposits show 
a gain of $7,000,000 in the last tuo 
months, most of which is in tl»c small- 
er state banks and trust companies. 
Local industries al»o show a healthier 
aspect. Five hundred as8enfd)Iing em- 
ployes have gone back to a full tune 
basis at tho local Ford phuit, whoic 
they have only been working part 
tinle and several of the steel plant <« 
have put on additional men an<l are 
worldng nine hours a day instciid cf 
eight. 

A number of lafge convention" are 
also sche<l»led for this city in the 
coming theatrical year whrirh will no 
doubt help some in keei>inK the «1"1- 
lars roDing iivto the box ofiiccs here« 



Friday, July ir>, 1921 



VAUDEVILLE 



8 



FAMOUS PLAYERS RESISTS BEAR 
DRIVE AT 471-4, NEW 1921 Ii)W 

Process of Discounting Dividend Uncertainty Appar- 
ently Completed — Shorts Use Minneapolis Inci- 
dent For Quick Sally — Loew Listless 



RIVAL CAFE SHOWS 
CALLED OPPOSITION 

Reisenweber's Lets Out 
Frank Famum for Act 
At Little GlaL 



There were indicatioDs this week 
that the procesa of diacountiDg un- 
certainty OTer the next Famoaa 
Players' dividends had been completed. 

Transactions in the amusement leader 
OTer the week ending Wednesday to- 
talled around |3,000,000 in market 
Talue or $0,000,000 par yalue duriug 
which quotations were hammered from 
• high of C7 3-4 to a new low for the 
current year of 47 1-4. 

There were indications that mar- 
ket opinion was ready to accept a 
]e?el around 47 as fully discounting 
adverse action on the next dividend, 
which should come to a vote in (he 
board about the middle of August. At 
that price there was apparently good 
aupport from interesta who believed 
the stock promised a profit on the 
long side. From 47 it moved up to 
|>etter than 51 and held within nar- 
row range near 50. 

It is likely that the Minneapolis in- 
ddent when the exhibitors secured a 
pledge from Adolph Zukor that he 
would keep hands off the independ- 
ent, and the threat of what amounted 
to a boycott against the company 
may have played a sympathetic part 
in the decline. Wall Btreet trading 
sentiment often if aade up very un- 
substantial things. The film trade 
knows that the theatre owners will 
not boycott Famous Players' product 
and what happened in Minneapolis 
can have no effect upon tiie com- 
pany's profits. Nevertheless the whole 
thing makes ammunition for Wall 
Street bear argument. 

Famous is under pressure anyhow 
because of the approach of a vote 
on the dividend; holders are nervous; 
bears are examining the issue as to 
its vulnerability. Just then the Wall 
Street rumor factory grinds out vague 
reports of trouble in the trade — anti- 
trust agitation and the like. Mystery 
hint» and tips under conditions such 
as these often do more to iujurc a 
stock than a known adverse business 
situation. The Biinneapolis affair, 
however, was a minor factor. The 
big influence is uuccrtainty over the 
dividend. 

This system of discornting a passed 
dividend is an intangible sort of thing 
in which market psychology plays a 
very large part. It is impos.s'ble tq 
aay at just what point, at just what 
price, a stock has discounted a passed 
dividend. Say a security like Famous 
Players has been riding for six months 
within a range between 05 and 75 
and a speculator with detailed knowl- 
edge of the compauy's affairs has been 
in and out several times or muny 
times at a profit. 

Then comes up the question of the 
next dividend. 'The speculator (or in- 
vestor, for that matter) weighs the 
situation nnd decides that, all things 
considered, a passed dividend will be 
disconnted at 55. He is convinced and 
satisfied in his own mind that even if 
the dividend is passed, the stock is 
intrinsically worth 55. In all prob- 
ability he is right, but when the stock 
touches 55 and our speculator or in- 
vestor buys, some profession.il bear 
elique decides that Famous Players, 
by reason of its so-called technical 
position (a thing that has nothing 
whatever to do with actual value), can 
be driven down further for a profit 
«nd proceeds to depress the price ar- 
tificially; in nine ca.ses out of ten our 
investor or speculator will j.ruuiptly 
abandon his conviction that 55 dis- 
counts a passed dividend and throw 
his stock overboard. Thereby he gives 
that much aid and comfort to the 
short side. It is for rea.sons such as 
this the there is no such thing as a 
deftnite level at which a stock dis- 
ctjunls future possibUities of ill. The 
bottom can only be found by the inter- 
play of trading, that point where 
niHrket opinion comes to a balance 
between the buyers and the seller. 

From the stock's performances on 
tbe tape this week it would appear 
|hat something like an agreement had 
boon rouchod when the price Rot near 
AgRrpssive short selling stopped 



Nor did there seem to be any great 
support up to Wednesday. The recov- 
eries to better than 51 had the 
appearance of covering rather than 
supporting orders. 

All the way down from Famoua 
Players' high of 82 back in April, 
there baa been talk of a '*bob Uir 
pool operating in the iasue, jumping 
In and out from the short to the long 
side, and this clique probably has a 
good deal to do with the erratic be- 
havior of quoM^tions. The Times 
Square players have not tried to an- 
alyse the situation further than the 
perfunctory explauation« "Question of 
dividend." 

Tx>ew, Inc. seems to have discounted 



The first instance on record so far 
as known of • cabaret enterUiner 
losing an engagement for violation of 
contract for appearing in an opposi- 
tion cabaret, occurred thia week 
when the management at Ileisen- 
weber's released Frank Farnum, the 
jazr. dancer, for "volunteering" and 
doing biK specialty at the Little Club 
the other night. 

It^isenweber'a took the stAnd it 
paid Farnum to appear at ita enter- 
Uinment and that the voIun|fer bit at 
the rival cafe waa a violation of 
contract. 

It baa become the practice at the 
Little Club, where numerous profea- 
aionala gather, to solicit cntertain- 
era from the audience, thereby build- 
ing up a pretentioua program that 
baa created talk along Broadway and 
boosted the late hour paitronagc con- 
siderably. 

Farnum waa one of the profes- 
sionals asked to oblige and is said 
to have performed his jaxz specialty. 



SHUBERH SCENIC EQUIPMENT 
ORDERED FROM ACKERHAN 

— - I 

First Concrete Evidence of Shal)ert Vaudeville $100,- 
000 Contract — New Ideas in Scenery For Sixleeu 
Oi^More Theatres 



47. 



there and there are indications that 
f'ovorini; for a pr«.fit set in. Friday 
^•f Irtst wo(>k (loMJinRS reached 2n.(¥)0 
J;';"r..v ,i,i<l (piotMtior.s wore off from 
•'^' ' i to V.i \-2, nearly points. It 
^"iild scarcely becm that there was 
""v s»roiijr .^iiDuorL m .-.uch a ms-iom 



every possibility good and bad and 

sunk into inaction. Since last Friday' xhe incident was reported to the 
ita extreme range baa been one-eighth Reisenweber people with the **notice" 



away from 10 1-2 and the turaoTer 
baa fallen below an average of 500 
shares a day aa ugalnst the former 
normal dealings of ten timea that 
amount. There is no initiative at 
all on the buying side, holders ap- 
parently being reconciled to the 
prospect of no dividends until next 
Spring. There is a feeling among 
speculators that the price will go 
lower aa discouraged holders retire 
and they have prepared for this by 
placing orders under the current level. 
Up to noon Wednesday not a trade 
had come out in Orpheum since the 
previous Thursday when the stock 
moved at 22 7-8. The Curb also was 
quiet. There waa some interest in 
transactions in D. W. Griffith at 10 
3-4 and 10 1-2. Triangle was re- 
ported at lO'^ents a share, the lowest 
level it has ever touched. 



ILL. STENCH LAW 

PROHIBITS BOMBS 



(Miicago. July 13. 

There is on the state books of 
this state what is known as Senate 
Hill, No. 2G9, prohibiting the use 
of stench bomba and other injurious 
or smelling substances for the pur- 
pose of injuring, molesting or coerc- 
ing any person. The law provides 
a penalty of not less than GO days 
nor more than one year's imprison- 
ment. 

The law is aimed directly at theatre 
disturbers. It was introduced by 
Senator Adolph Marks in the Sen»t<« 
and by 4lepre.Hcntative Sol K</derick 
and was passed in the hou.se 
Springfield last May. 



at 



following. 

Frank Fay's "Intimates" have been 
added to Reisenweber's entertainers, 
Fay appearing in person on the 
Paradise Roof atop the restaurant. 



YIDDISH "MADAM X" 
AT SCALA, LONDON 

liOndon, .luly 13. 

The Scala reopened successfully 
with "Madam X" with Yiddish play- 
ers. This is the West Knd's first 
Yiddish theatre. 

Paul Davidson told Variety's re- 
presentative the srheme, was started 
six months ago and is being heavily 
fmnnced by Natlwu Dubosky, a very 
w<*althy Hebr«»w. 

The present leading woman is Mal- 
vina TiObel, who played the title role 
in "Madam X" in New York with 
great success. Davidson is also 
negotiating for Schildkraut and 
Thomashefsky to appear here in the 

autumn. 

The scheme is to work a repertoire 
of 2*25 plays, eventually presenting 
a different F)iece each nii^ht. 

Asked about pre-»ent conditions 
Davidson said he couhl afford to 
lose 1,000 pounds daily for 30 days, 
as the .scheme has the support of 
all the wealthy West Ilnd Jews. lie 
leaves for America shortly to bring 
over artists who Ivivo never yet 
played in Knglish and believes the 
American Yiddish theatres can pro- 
duce many artists of Mo8<»ovitcli'8 
calibre. At present he is neffotiating 
for another West Fnd theatre, pro- 
bably the Kmpjre or the Prince of 
Wales, for the production of Yiddish 
plays in lOnglish. 

Mr**. liobel scored an artistic 
triumph at the opening. 



With the signing of a contract for 
the scenic equipment of aixteen or 
more theatres last week by the Hhu- 
berta, the ShubeK '^Select Vaude- 
ville" invaaion, daied for beginning 
early in September, waa officially 
set in motion. One of the brothers 
upon affixing bia aignature turned to 
one of the Shubert executives and 
said, "Well« our vaudeville baa now 
been started." 

The contract is said to amount to 
around $100,000 given the P. Dodd 
Ackerman Studio. One of the Shu- 
berts confirmed the report 

It if understood actual prepara- 
tions for the Shubert vaudeville de- 
but were held off until the differ- 
ences between the Shuberts and Jo- 
seph Ilhinock. their biggent financial 
backer, were settled. CJonferences 
between them lately are said to have 
resulted in an amicable agreement. 
Mr. lihinock was reported opposed 
to the vaudeville plans of the firm 
because it meant opposition to thea- 
tres in the Central West in which 
he and the ShuberU* are interested, 
and he recently verified his with- 
drawal from the vaudeville project 
Whether he is to be again interested 
as a result of the confereix^en is not 
known. 



MONTH'S Six Best SELLERS 



** 



fX>IiUMBIA iiKConns 

"Humming" and 

"Darling" 
"Good-bye" and 

"Dreaming" 
"Some Little Bird" and 

"Mod Homme (My Man) 
"Wvomin-g" and 

"'w^ere Lazy Missiaaippl 

Flows" 
"Moonlight" and 

"Rebecca" 
"Nestle in Daddy's Arms" and 

"Pucker Up and Whistle" 

Q. R. S. llOLIiS 

"Bring Back My Blushing Rose" 

("Follies") 
"Sally" ("Follies") 
"Mon Homme (My Man)" 
"Oh Me! Oh My!" 
"Pucker Up and Whistle" 
"The Last Waltz" 



VICTOR RKCX>HDH 

"Cherie" and 

"My Man (Mon Homme)" 

"Scandinavia" and 
"Toddle" and 

"Moonlight" 
"Crooning" and 

"1*11 Keep on Loving You" 
"Jujit Keep Thought For Mo" 

and "I Like If --"All By 

Myself" 
"The Legend" and 

"Mello Olio" 

SHKKT MUSIC 

"Ain't Wj Cct Fun" 

"Cherie" 

"Peggy O'Nein" 

"All by Myself" 
"Make Believe" 
"Wyoming" 

"Ain't We Cot Fun ' 



If a Bong moves off the counter these day.s it must l>e pood. 
according to the publishers, who are complaining "business i.'^ 
terrible" although two of the local jobbers report .luly's busine.s; 
so far better than last month'e. That speaks well, for thia month 
is about the lowest of all In the Industry, as a rule, with things 
picking up from August onwards. 

other Rongs that are Rolling well, considpring. are Money 
Ro.<?e " "Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep," "I Found a Roac." "Moon- 
light " "Frankle," "I'll Keep on JiOvlng You," "Do You i:ver 
Think of Me." "JuBt Ke<^p a Thought for Me." "In a Boat for 
Two." "Ifummlnj?," "Nobody's Baby," "Strut Miss Lizzie," "My 
Man," "Crooning." "Kisaamisa," "I^izy Mississippi" (another 
•Miami Shore" that will sell for months), "CrumbJiof H.ippino.sfl." 
"I ftpolled You" (showing up big since CoIumt>la record rcloas^') 
and "Miml." 



.The scenic equipment of the Shu- 
bert vaudeville theatres will bold 
a number of new ideas for amuse- 
ment of that kind. False prosce- 
niums will be installed in all the 
houses, this device used to bring 
down the siae of settings and the 
entire designing being pointed to five 
the Shubert vaudeville theatres the 
utmo.sphcre of revue productions. 

Activity for the vaudeville invm^ 
sion has been speeded up aroood tbs 
Shubert offices within the past 
week, with the scenic contract tb« 
first concrete move calling for a 
substantial expenditure. The Shn- 
bert scenic shops were not considered 
adequate to handle the job of equip- 
ping the theatres, the Shuberts de- 
ciding to place the work outside in 
the hands of a studio expert in vau- 
deville designing. 

The difTerence in the number of 
theatres known to have been men- 
tioned in the scenic contract and 
number of weeks to be booked is par- 
tially accounted for by the fact that 
several of the Shubert houses sre 
already equipped for Taadeville. The 
4Uh Street is a case in point, but it 
too will later be made to conform to 
the revue type of stfge dress. 




ff^mQVlfi^^i JlP^QQ 



BERT LEVY 



SailH from England on the C.»roni» July 10 to 

Chnrlcs Dillinnharfi. 



fulflll his Cfintract with 



ESTATK OF AL FIELD 
AMOLi.NTS TO $38r>,4r)9 



Rehearsal Starting lor Next Season's 

Tour of Minstrel Troupe — Eddie 

Conare Managing 



C.»l(iruhuR, O., July \^. 

TUf vnliie of tlie rstatp loft by tho 
l.ih' Al ii. I'u'ld, Bs tiled by the ap- 
l»ruis»'rs Irtst Friday, is $*Wr»,.'V4t). 

Tho report to the Probate Court 
«if«'H ;isK«'tM as follows: Vnluo of I ho 
Al <;. riold MinHtrolfl, $l<)..^»O0; rov- 
.rrimont hondx, $'.)l,2tl4; miMf*''llan««')Us 
sN). ks. .$:);^,4.%1; msh, $10K,<;s."»; roal 
<-«l:ito. $70.(KK). Mr. FioM <Iiod last 
April. 

K'^^henrsaln for noxt soqsomVh Fi»M'.H 
Minslri'I.s slf»rfod M<»?idrty hore nt tlio 
llittnisn thontro. Tho show will 
'•pen Auk I .'it Msnsfiold. f). I'diJir 
('(iti.iro will f)o ilH mansgor fl.- i:- 
ihf rs.»M ill l)iw of Iho Into inirislrfl 
.In«'k iLiilinrdn h:is r"sit»nod. nmkir»x 
ii:H l-'tl.h s<M^ori with tho ortcorii/Ht ion. 



MACKS ALIMONY 

Grace Ellsworth After Total Amount 
Due From Charles Mack. 

<;ru(*e Kllhv^wir'a (Harry and 
(Jruoc Fillnworth) has retained Fred- 
ori. k F. ColdKMjith to oxoruto hor 
rljiirns UKiiirist Charles M«< k (Mo-/ia 
and Mark) for aocrue I ;\i;inony us :i 
result of a divorce docioo handfi 
down .Nov. r.i l.'«st hy .lustiro Arnou 
Ii. Squiors in the Nassau ('ounty 
J Siiprouio Court (Minoola. L. IJ. The 
(orroct namos of tiro prinripnis are 
<;rao«' Vs. .Soldora and Charlos R. 
.S.'hIrrs. morrod F<h. 7. IDKt. 

The pl.iintiff sorured hor divorce 
(►n >9tututory Rroiinds hy dofault and 
WHS awarded $*J0 a w« ck ulunony and 
• nstody of thoir fivo yoar old daugh- 
tor. Mary .lano Si'htorh. 

Miss i:ilsworth h;is ho^n ro|)re- 
sonfod Inttorly hy liorozniuk. Ditlus 
V Coh'r. the Chuaijo Ihoatriral at- 
fornoys, in lior efforts to colloct the 
ihiiiony nrrcars, hut Iran.^forrod h'T 
l.jfal maffors io Mr. (iohlsmith this 
w cok 



lyiyp II i|i.vbiVi|V^**.^^^^iV ^"! ' 



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VAUDFVILTF 



Friday, July 15, 1921 



LIGHTS' CIRCUS-WILD WEST 
GIVING TWO SHOWS SATURDAY 

Fred Stone and Leo Girrillo Now Trying to Ride 
Wild Buffaloes for Exhibition at Freeport — 
Seating Accommodaticn for 4,000 



JACK NORWORTH 

IN BANKRUPTCY 



Includes Unknown Claims 

In Connection With 

**My Lady Friends'' 



Two pcrforD>anccfl will be giwo to- 
morrow, Saturday (July 16) on the 
IJghtK Club grounds at Freeport, L. 
I.» of tl»e combined ciirun and wild 

west, in charge of Fred Stone and Leo 
CarnDo. 

A parade %.ill go through the streets 
of Freeport, headed by 250 pieces of 
the Keitb'n Boys Raod, starting at 
11 m. m. Fifty members of the baD<l 
iHill play the show, with the aftor- 
aooQ peformance couinicDciug at 2 on 
the ground of the club, '^be groundH 
are to be enclosed with * wild west 
barrier, with a seating capacity of 
4,000. The night show will open at 
S. Following the evening perform- 
ance « special concert is to be given 
in the clubhouse, for which an admis- 
Hion will be chargiM). 

During this week Stone and Car- 
hllo have been trying to break in a 
couple of wild buiTalocs, to ride in t})C 
wild west. Up to Wednesday it was 
about evens whether they would make 
it Btone'^ share ^f the show will be 
about 40 minutes, divided up into the 
rarions stunts he can do. Mr. Stone 
will have a group of h . own, among 
them C^ba Crutchficld, Tx)n i'haney 
and Frank Shields. There will be 10 
acrobatic acts, mostly from the mem- 
bership of the Lights. They will in- 
clude liegfll ai)d Mooro. 

The wild west as a special feature 
will have goat roping, said to be the 
most difficult of all western outdoor 
sports. 

Besides the regular band for the 
shows Fred Gray's Clown Rand of 28 
Lights will also participate. 

liflst Saturday night at the Club- 
house, the fiiLertainment with Victor 
Moore as Skipi^er, had "Her Wed- 
ding Night," a skit played by Cor- 
rinne Sales, Eddie Carr, Tom Dugan, 
Henry Uegal, Sim Moore and J. 



Francis Dooley. Other volunteer en- 
tertainers were The Leightons, Victor 
Moore, Harry and Anna Seymour and 
Henry Santrey and Band. 

Last Sunday, afternoon tho Lights 
defeated the Lynbrook, L. 1. nine 
11 5. 

Wednesday nipht (July l.*?), the 
Club had a "Gamblers' Night." 



NEW AVON (X)M£DT POUE 



Two Former MemHers ef Quartet 

Agree to New Formation 

and Name. 



Another Avon Comedy Four, bear- 
ing that title for a comedy singing 
quartet, are to come into vaudeville, 
according to report. One of the 
members of the new combination, 
Harry Goodwin, is an original of the 
first Avons that had besides, Joe 

Smith, Charles Dale and Irving Kauf- 
man. Kaufman, now of the Kaufman 
Brothors, is said to have given bis 
consrnt to the use of the title and 
poKKibly 'The Hungarian Rhapsody" 
material, as done by tbe originals. 

Goodwin and Kaufman, alleging 
they are one-half the first compo- 
sition, believe they have the right to 
pass consent The others of the first 
four. Smith and Dale, are with the 
Shuberts in a production. 

In the new Avons will be Murray 
Kissen. Kissen, with his partner. 
Burns (Burns and Kissen) played 
"The Hungarian Uhapsody' as a sort 
of No. 2 Avon act without the title, 
following the separation of the origi- 
nal quartet. It is understood Kauf- 
man does not intend to rejoin. 



Jack Norworth filed a bankruptcy 
schedule Saturday disclosinf an ac- 
count of creditors to the extent of 

$0,373.90, all unsecured claims. No 
assets other than personal property, 
exempted to $250 worth of clothing; 
manuscripts, music and lyrics upon 
which the petitioner holds the copy- 
rights; stock in the Odds and Ends 
Corporation, of no cash value, and 
contracts with the Pathe Players and 
royalties on phonograph records, both 
dih-misiVd as to value in the sched- 
ule with **nothing as yet." 

Norworth gives his address as 02 
Wei^ Forty-fifth street and occupa- 
tion as actor and manager of theat- 
ricals. His debtors include among 
others, Eli Stroeck (Brooks Costume 
Co.), $186.75 balance; H. H. Frazee, 
balance of $850 as royalties and com- 
missions on "My Lady Friends," and 
also an unknown amount as dam- 
ages resulting from breach of con- 
tract. To Bmil Nyitray and Frank 
Mandel, composer and litirettist of 
"My Lady Friends," Norworth ac- 
knowledges indebtedness of $551 
each as back royalties due, as well 
as unknown damages resulting from 
breach of contract suits. The Afri- 
can Theatres, Ltd., of 218 West 
Forty-second street is another breach 
of contract debtor of unknown quan- 
tity, resulting from an agreement in 
1918 for Norworth's services as per- 
former in Africa. Sam Shannon, 
formerly Norworth's business asso- 
ciate in the production of "Odds and 
Ends," is mentioned as a creditor by 
Tirtue of a suit Shannon began in 
the New York Supreme Court, ask- 
ing for his share of the profits from 
the show, an . accounting, damages 
and the assignment of the manu- 
script, lyrics and music of the show 
hi lieu thereof. 

Other cash indebtednesses include 
seven weeks' royalty at $1(X) a week 
on "My Lady Fsienda" to H. H. Fra- 
zec; Garry McGarry, $322.48, on 
which debt Shannon is alleged to be 



conatission; A. A. Dudiemin of the 
Hotel Flanders, $5,000 for two years' 
•alary; Davidow Sc LeMaire and Max 
Hayes, unknown amounts for agents' 
fee«, and sundry other printing, doc- 
tors' and other bills. 

Since 1913, when Norworth was di- 
vorced by Nora Bayes, with whom he 
did a two-act, Norworth has been 
a standard vaudeville single and mu- 
sical comedy entrepeneur, starting 
with "Odds and Ends," a more or 
less disastrouB venture for him. 






AkDElL'B X80APE 



Car QMS l«t# Dlteli NMr Scncoa 
FaH8, N. Yw — Briises Daly 



UNRULY 'OATOR 



"ALLIGATOR BOY" ATTACKED 

IN ELECTRIC PARK, BY 

BEAST. 



Kansas City, July 13. 
Henry Oopi>cngcr, the "Alligator 
Boy," Electri<' Park's feature conces- 
sion show, was badly injured last 
week while working with a large 



Syracuse, N. T., July 13. 

Franklyn Ardell, for many seasona 
with Jane Cowl, but now back in 
vaudeville as a Keith headliner, with 
four others, miaaculously escaped 
serious injury and probably d4>ath in 
an auto accident near Seneca Falls^ 
N. Y., Monday, while traveling to 
this city for an engagement at the 
iocak B. F. Keith playhouse. 

Traveling aioi^g mi a good rate of 
speed, tlic party had proceeded about 
four miles from Seneca Falls when a 
rear wheel suddenly sprung from the 
nxle, sending the heavy Stutz over 
the roadbed and into a ditch, where it 
plowed along for some feet, finally 
turning over on its side. 

Had the machine been traveling at 
a • maximum speed, or had the car 



weea wnne working wiui • imr^x: a • *ii€»*«»«u.« ^.i.^-^— , -. — .— .— * v«» 
'gator before a large audience. He 'swung over on its top, the occupants 



was attempting to subdue the beast 
when it snapped and caught 0)ppcn- 
ger's hand and arm in its huge mouth. 
The hand and forearm were badly 
torn and lacerated. In the sArtrggle 
the 'gator struck the boy several ter- 
rible blows in the ribs with his head. 
The young man finally overpowered the 
animal but fainted upon gaining his 
release. Prompt medical attention 
probably prevented serious results of 
the affair but the yoiuig fellow is 
confined to hie bed and the show out 
of commission for awhdle. " 



SHOW FOR JOE RAYMOND 

Palace Theatre Building (New 
York) agents are to give a circus on 
Wards Island July 27 in honor of 
Joe Raymond, who has been an in- 
mate there for several years. ** 

A number of dumb acts will be 
needed and are invited to volunteer 
their services. 

Nat Sobel is in charge of the show. 



BInghamton Without Vaudeville 

Binghamton, N. Y., July 13. 

The Binghamton playing Keith pop 
raudevillc goea dark Saturday night 
July 16. 

This win leave this town without 



would certainly have been tossed out 
and caught beneath the wreckage. A« 
it was, Mr. and Mrs. Ardell and their 
traveling companions, Helen Good- 
hue, Grace White and Ruth Warren, 
all eswipod with only bruises and 
minor scratches and cuts. 

The party secured asaiatance at a 
nearby farm house, and rode to Sen* 
ecn Falls in a farm wagon. 

Mr. Ardtirs party embraced the 
members of the cast of "King Sok>- 
mon, Jr.* comnig here to fill its book- 
ing schedule. 

_ - - _ , - 

ENGAGEMENTS 

Sophie Tucker, for the roail tour 
of "Jim Jam Jems." She stepped 
into the "Jems" show I*st season, 
spearing oo the road in it for a few 
weeks. 

HAS SHE REBSAREIED? 

Aileen Bronson, former wife and 
partner of Joe Laurie, is reported to 
have remarried, the rumored husband 
being Frank Oraham, a stock man- 
acer of Toledo. 



Jolly Quits 'n'rouping" 
Ed Jolly, vandevillian, has qnit 
'"trooping" and gone into the tailor- 
ing business in Chicago. He is il 
summer vaudeviDc for the first time New York this week calling on bis 



liable also; Arthtir Klein, agent, $50in many years. 



old friends. 



BURT CORTELYOU 

purt Cortelyou has been so hmy gelling roiiles for his hst of acts, he HasnH Had tHe time to have pictures taken, which should be a good 
bmen for olher acts to have him get busy lor you. These lines will get you action, **Dear Sir:^— Kindly see how much lime yon ean 

line up for me over the W. V. M. A. and B. F. Keith (Wentern), and all affiliated circuitB, starting . .r. . . ., salary , I(i07-U>08 

Jtfasonic Temple, Chicago. Randolph 3191 . BURT CORTELYOl '. 



Friday, July 15, 1921 



VAUDEVILLE 



WHITE SLAVERY, NUDE DANCING AND 
BOOTLEGGING-CARNIVALS FOR WEEK 



Country- Wide Agitation Against Traveling Organiza- 
tions of Grifters, Through Variety's *'Sewer of 
Show Business'* Editorial — ^Smaller Carnival 
Stands, Marks For Small Companies, Taking Up 
Cudgels Against Tbem 



A convirtion for white -Hlarprj, aa- 
•tber for nude dancioe, Another for 
lH>otleggins, following on the incredi- 
ble list of arrests and sentences for 
criminRl nfisauUs, forgery, assaults 
with deadly weat>on8, highway rob- 
bery, criminal gambling, carrying 
firearms, annoying women, jumping 
bills and contract* and general dis- 
orderly and iudeoent conduct, this 
week comes near to proving the en- 
tire catalog against the "iSewer of 
Show Business' — carnira's. 

From coast to coast, reports are 
arriving of new outrages and of au- 
thorities taking action against these 
disreputable bands. The editors, 
ministers, theatrical managers and 
merchants of the United States ap- 
l»ear practically unanimous in their 



from their routes. Two agenttt, 
after failing to induce the mayor to 
lower the license fee, d^^cided to pass 
up the stand. 

The City Council at C^ambwdge, 
O., another hotbed for the smaller 
carnivals, boosted tht license fees 
with the object of keeping the car- 
nivals without the corporate limits. 
Acting Mayor P. D. Bonnell says he 
had refused licences to eight carni- 
val companies in six weeks. One 
carnival arriving here Sunday was 
refused permission to unload. 



tache, R. F. DeVeline of Montana. 
The local man, one time connected 
with the Joyland Carnival outfit as a 
wrestler, knocked his accuser sense- 
less. 

The next night Brown was st- 
tacked by several of the carnival 
company and beaten up. It is al- 
leged Hager bit the local man over 
the head with a bottle. It was 
necesssry to take the man to the 
hospital, where he is expected to re- 
cover. Hager was fined $90 and 

costs in Police Court. The local man _._ ._ 

has brought 'suit for $790 against] ating expcQbes. 
blm. 



BAD BtnilNSSS AT HIP 

The picture policy at the Hippo- 
drome this summer has not proved 
very profitable thus far. With a sin- 
gle feature as the "main event" of 
the entertainment called ^The Twice 
Bom Woman," it played to $1,900 
groHH on the first ten days and with 
another feature added, called 'Tradi- 
tion," the business did not show any 
Increase. 

The house is guaranteed ir.8 oper- 



OLATTON A EDWAEDS 0F7 

C^aftoo and Kdwards bave tgsia 
roaefatd an understanding, this time 
to separate permanently. 

A proposed vaudeville route for the 
act has been necessarily declined 
throofb the dis^olntiea. 

SAavt.^lm* ««»». J% WM reported 
Clayton and Bdwards had had dif- 
ferencea, the partners coming to 
blows, and would split. The team, 
reuniting abortly after, denied an al- 
tercation, tfaoagh there is sounded no 
denial of it at the present time. 



GIRL CAPPERS 



Thus Is the T. B. M. Now tared 
Inte Sight-Saaiag Basses. 



Buffalo, N. T.. July 13. 
The International Shows, a car _ 

nival outfit which floated into Buffalo tensions to beauty to sit on the rear 



New York's sight -seeing busses 
are using pretty girls as cappers to 
Inre the tired business msn or the 
citisen from Main street into a trip 
to Coney or around the town at a 
buck a trip. The method observed is 
for a female with more or loss pre- 



last week, had a local tale of woe to 
unfold, including enforced closings by 



The following lost-and-found ad appeared in the New York 
American of last Sunday: 

AN H, O. 8. FROM AN EX^XiN 

GONOPF — Spot cash will be paid for the return of Jewelry taken 
from Pullman car. en route. New York to Boston, Friday night, 
June 24; protection guaranteed. Addre?iS 

X DAN A. MORA 
Care THE BILLBOARD. 
1493 BROADWAY. N. Y. C. 



stand against allowing these marau- 
ders into their commuuitica. 

Variety again cini>Iia8ize8 that the 
damning flood of oxposure.«< published 
in its columns has resulted from vol- 
untary contributions fo'lowing the 
editorial, *Tho Sewer of SIjow Busi- 
ne«.s," printed five weeks ago, ami 
that tiii.s newh-pnper lias tal^on no 
a;:pre».«iive i»olicy to procure the In- 
formaliou. The point is that this is 
not a "newspaper crusade," but one 
new8papor'8 willlngne.sH to report the 
facts in a scandalous and notorioub 
American theatrical condition when 
tliey are squarely laid at its door. 
Variety han no hitUien purpose and 
no personnl feoliug in tlio matter. 

A partial dige.<it of this weekN 
factM about carnivals in their lualo- 
dorou:) wanderings, folIowH: 

Milwaukee. .Tuly 13. 
Ctporgo Raundor, a carnival min, 
was sentenced t«> one year at Fort 
Iieavonworth penitontiury when found 
Unilly of white Kluv(»ry in violation 
of the Mann act. He transported 
l;etty Warden, 18. from West Vir- 
giuia through many states with the 
toliow for iniinorol purpOfie.H. 



Clinton. la.. July IJ?. 
Two young women with the Sie- 
gii«t and Silbon C'arnival were ar- 
rested and fined .$100 each for do- 
in; a iMide Hunco on the closing night 
of the show in the f o;ioej*slon caUed 
••»^]>ringHme.** 



officials in cities and towns all along 
the line. When the show reached 
Hinghamton July 4 the municipal au- 
thorities refused to license the out- 
fit find it waa compelled to hit the 
road. Tlie jump into Buffalo cost 
the carnival $1,400. 



Burlington, Vt, July 13. 

O. K. Hager of New Britain. 
Conn., owner anc] performer in the 
Autodrome 8how carried by the 
World oif Mirth Carnival Co., was 
nrrcstod during that show's engage- 
ment iu IhiK city for bi'each of peace. 

The trouble started over a crap 
game in >^liich a local man was ac- 
cused of cheating by a carnival at- 



seat when the car ia empty and 
"office" a prospect. 

The customer is then planted be- 
side the girl. The same method is 
ufed further up, another girH being 
enlisted. In some cases the girl 
makes the round trip. Mostly if^hc 
leaves abruptly just before the bus 
leaves and after the "fare" has been 
collected. 



GAS BAIJ.OON'S TRIP 

Schenectady. N. Y., July 13. 
Ackey J. Gill, manager of Proc- 
ter's did a publicity stunt recently 
which had a far-reaching result. He 
attached matinee iwbses to several 
gas balloons and sent them on a 
journey. One of tlie balloons made a 
record for long distance flight by fly- 
ing from Schenectady to Cromwell, 
over IGO miles. 



» » 



IN "VILLAGE FOLLIES 

Irene Frauklin has started for New 
York to begin rehearsals with the 
"(Jreenwich Village Follies." Burt 
(Jreeu remains here, his recent ill- 
nes;i making it impossible to travel at 
this time. 

(freen is at the Beverly Hills Hotel 
and it is the request of his wife that 
friends who may be coming into town 
look him up. 



VAUDEVILLE AT LOEWS STATE; 
PICTURES REMAIN AT NEW YORK 



While Policy Not Definitely Settled Wednesday, 
Quite Probable — Usual Loew Pop Vaudeville 
Program, Including Pictures 



Syracuse, N. Y., July 15. 
BighBmi>ton jumped into the no- 
carnival coltimn when Mayor Wilson 
▼etoed a license granted a carnival 
orKuni'/ation to exhibit at the exposi- 
tion grotmda. 



Rockford. II.. July 1.1. 
Mr«. Florence Hood, employed In 
the electrical pit of a locally appear- 
ing carnival, was arrested in company 
wth three local boys and the four 
^■ere srreflted and locked up for d's- 
ordery eonduct. 'Hie woman wa.«i |>er 
fitted to leave with tlie nhow. Jack 
Walsh, running the Ferris wheel, wrts 
t*ken in on a chnrge of bootleR^ing. 
He i.aid » $2.1 fine. 



Tile lt:iri 
effective 



IVeinont. O.. .Tuly 1.1. 
'»n fHrn'vuls is not only 
in the Inrpcr rilies of 
^'Jstern Ohio. JMit is Kpreruling to tlt^' 
•Mnallcr l.MviiH, where tented nttrac- 
♦"•n^ Mf t!,is rh.-irncter liflve he -n 
Preyinjr „„ j,,, townspeople everv 
oilier vv<H'k 
••f'rt.soii. 

flavor Iliram Iby annodnred Sat 
'irday i|,.. 0rnuHv fee for curnivnU in 
•' '•<*"u.i,t Ml full, re will be J^IOO a 
♦'».v. wliirii earnival Dprnts hsv 
•'ihilive tiiMi 



Kince Hie opening jf the 



Uii 



wh ch 



IS pio- 
rneans kIiow.h of 



»* nature will eliminate Fremont 



Marcus Fioew's new State theatre 

at Hroadway and 4.">th .street is to 

play tlie u.sual JiOew p^p vaudeville 

program, including nets and pictures. 

at the customary Loew admis.sion 

scale. While that policy had no^ been 
definitely decided upon up to Wednes- 
day, it was i-tated at the Loew of- 
fices the cllaTic.»s were ho much in 
favor of vaudeville the statement 
might he made. However, the ulti- 
mate decision will not be reached 
bef)re the week*H end. It bu.s been 
under consideration now for I he pusl 
two weeks, with IMurcun Loew and 
Adolph Zukor lioldini: hcveral con- 
ferences on the subject. 

Tlie cau.se of the Loew Zukor con- 
ferences wa.-* the New Yf>rk ttieatre. 
r>wned by the Fam';i(S IMayers and 
;»pfr:ited t>y the L(m'w jieople. lt"< 
policy has been a d;iily (Imii'^e of fea- 
fiii-e i)ictur.'. The Lncw Circtiit \\\U 
C(»n!iniie its opei-.-it ii»ii of the Nvw 
V'»rk witli it^ inc-eiii inrii.y. A re- 
port tl»0 !Vs H res lit (if llic Cf. lifer 



efu'CH !iiid the oi»cr;iti >ii nf Ixttli tin 

N.'W York nuii the St:it- l>y Loew tliiil l.iti«»n sfte'iking s! iro 

llic two lionse> would l»" p .ol.'d, wa.« ; sp.ue was pi(»vi<li-i| 

eiopliut ic.illy d'-iiic/l at tiio J<oew 

Iic;uJ(Hi;h t f'r-». 

'i'lie opi'iiiiic of I'"' .^fHte, etperted 
to o« cur by Aug. l.'", will niuk the 
tirst Hroadway vaudeville theatre the 



lioew Circuit litis had. Loew'^ hax 
picture theatres on liriaflway, the 
Circle at r»}>th street, besides the New 
York, and tiie now binldinz Loew's 
8.>rd Street that is also to play a 
ptraighl picture policy, according to 
present plans. 

At previous times when the future 
policy of the new State was und.T dis- 
cuH.'^ion the que.'^tiou of whether that 
house would operate as business <»p- 
[lo.sition to Loew's American at 42d 
stieet and llighlli nvenne often eHuio 
up. but no importance to this phase 
heemed to strike the fioew exe;uti\'eH. 
The vaudevillian.H say that there 
might be an explanation of the I/>ovv 
desire to play vaudeville nt tlie Slate 
through the Iveitli iflife. with II. S. 
Moss h.iving instiilh'd a xandeville 
and picture policy nt tlie I*r(»ndway 
theatre. Hroaclvkay and 4 lit >tre"t. 
^^'!lile the Iiio:idwuy i- k.mU-.] Iiigher 
(S.l ceiit>) tPkaM the State will he. fh»' 
program tinriinf; of nets, a feature 
and smaller film-, will b«' ;ihn'»hi irjcn- 
fi'.Tl, exef'iitlnc :«> to i;iii,il)'«r of ac!i. 

'^riie St;ite i> 'M<iii[)|»ecl with a reijii- 

I)rersii>p r-^icnn 
iti Ihf «xlr('rn«' 
•Mid, east, r»f thi- L»'\v .\nnrx hiiilij- 
in;f »n \Ve-.l H»fh >lr •<•! 
Loew Stat*' t!je»t«<* ii.il 
iiijj was first plaiiii"(| ii<> 



NEB NO&WORTH SUED 

Ned Norworth, at the Orpheum. 

Brooklyn, this we«k, is being sued by 

Max Hart He signed a three-year 
contract with the Shuberts, worked 
under the contraet for a few weeks 
and then returned to Ktith bookings. 
Hart, who booked him with tb« 
Bhuberta, baa attached liorworth in 
several places. Hart's suit is for the 
romraission he would receive under 
the life of the contract. 



$5,700 JUMP 

Gus Edward's Reriew hts beni 
booked on the Orpheum Circuit, mak- 
ing a coast-to-coaat Jump ibis week 
for San Francisco, where the act 
takes up the Siafcr'a Mtdgeta rourte, 
switched to bring tha midgeta eaat. 

Kdwards carries SO people. Tbo 
initial outlay for fares is $5,700. 



FOX'S TRT-OUT SHUT 



Bay Rld|t Clostt for Suminer — All 
Act! $25 a Half. 



INSURANCE GO'S. SETTLE 

Kansaa City, July l.*^. 
This year for the first time Ameri- 
can insurance companies, through 
their local agents are insuring the 

local out-of-door amusements and the 
pK.st week have caused t^onxc heavy 
payments. 

July 4 the concessiona at Swope 
l*ark C(»llected $3,000 and the races at 
Independence, Mo., $1,000 as the 
day's bitsincss was a total loss. The 
Swupe Park concessions are insured 
for Sundays and holidays until Sept. 
1. 

The premium ratea are from G to 8 
per cent, depending upon the houra 
covered. 



Foi's Buy liidge, Brooklyn, closed 

Sunday to undergo rcnovationa. Al- 

thoagb the house has cost little to 
operate becauae of the cheap book- 
inf expense, bualneaa was off to such 
an extent it was deemed advisable to 
shut down. The Bay Ridge is pri- 
marily a break-in bonne, every act 
selling at $2R Rtraigbt for three days 
regardless of the number of people. 
It will reopen Labor Day. 



ONE DAT AT LONO BEACH 

The pecootly completed Beech 
theatre, Long Beach, L. L, started 
vaudeville, six actM, last Haturday. 
The house will play vaudeville Hat- 
urdays only,' one performance that 
day. 

The house, promoted by a stock 
selling sohrme. has been built around 
the former Knights of (^olumbus 
creation hut which was used at Camii 
Upton during the war and later 
moved to I.iong Beach. It is located 
in the Weat Rnd of Long BiM^ a 
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L'.ew pe'>ple at that time had secured 
the lOtli htrepC property, east, to I'm*. 
Arthilecti calling attention to the 
poR.>i'.»I«' need of dressing ro una v.'itS 
the conM"queiit cutting down of Mie 
vjiiii:il)l..» office fipace in the An:;et if 
rillowed for there, caused Loi-w t) 
[Mir''lijse I7t(\ for that puriooe. 

It i« not !;n(>wn if a new ari:in^.' 
merit has l>r«en entered into h<'S\ o i 
I.'iew ;]rid /iik'>r over the New Y'>ili. 
Ttie oi i^mjtl ngreeineiit cormn;; diun 
from tin* time of T^oew takins; fi-i.^.*- 
xioii of th.it 'h'^otre, when K!,i,.' A. 



former secured the property 'i'he 
New York, downstairs and roof, lij/» 
heen steadily reported as a CMnniHlerit 
net winu'M- '»f n»t less th.ifi *r"»,cxK) 
wef'ldy. It-, change daily policy i-i 
fec'o^nized «s the b'vst pietNt- pi'i'"/ 
se'i;r;ible f »r a thf»atre on n ti .iiisi wit. 
tli W(»iig(iliire. Very few pictmo 
iKMi.^es are erHjl»l'*d to play s/i-'h n 
f'olicy ov'T iiitihili'y tn hiirill • Die 
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VARIETY 8 CHICAGO OFFICE 



CHICAGO VAUDEVILLE SHOWS 



MAJESTIC, CHICAGO 

Chicago, July 13. 

Hathfng beaches, ball .iMirks and 
Kiiinnicr gardens furninhcd keen com- 
petition for the Majestic, the only 
two-a-day house now open here, caiis- 
ing light crowds to turn out for ■ 
light — very light — show. There w*ic 
not more than 300 people downstairs 
ut the Monday matinee. Ilay Itay- 
inoud and Melody Charmers — the 
charmers being six svelte young wo- 
men — iDade<iuate'y headed the bill. 
Hay is on old-timer in these parts, 
having played the Buromer gardens 
several years ago, and he was well 
like<l; but, the act. on the whole, was 
loose. No furore was caused when 
it wa& .announced that he was about 
to King a number from "Blue Eyes'* 
- his •'latest Broadway success." 
Tliroc of t'lir girls are pianists — which 
i« too many — an<l the game three sing 
harmony. They didn't have a chance 
fo lowing. a» tliry did, the Thre^ 
MisseH l)enni8, sweet singers, who 
wrro No. '1. 

Hose. Klis and Rose, in a barrel 
n(t, got the show off with a jump, 
hut the rest of the bill failed to live 
lip to the fast Ktjirt. Thoy have good 
IricKs, an«l do them well. 

The Misses Dennis, harmonizers 
^^ithoiit a Tcstigo of jn/,z in thrir of- 
fcriiij; were spottotl much too early. 
Thf girls are pretty and do not need 
tlic bil ing to show their relationship. 
The offering ran to croony lull^ibys 
and ended with a snaiM'y number 
failed "Scandal'' -sung with much rais- 
ing of the eye-brows and fingers on 
tlir lips. They left the audience want- 
ing,' more. 

M((Jratli and Deeds, two boys dis- 
eovered here while <loing the njuHipV 
pei-form^neo houses, did not do so 
well in this housr. The smallo|- has 
a curious voice of the liert La Mont, 
hilt spoile<| what good he did for the 
a<'t hy clowning a drunk in nn anti- 
prohihition number with too many 
grewsome details. It wa.s one in,- 
stanco of where a too real imitation 
Fpoiled a good bit. His partner has 
personality. The two sang for bfteen 
n»inutes, which seemed enough for the 
afternoon, and then — came Ilaymond 
rt al with more singing. One of the 
Forshee girls, in Raymond's act, had 
a swollen face, but, true to stage 
tradition, she went on just the same. 
Raymond fixe<1 the cause of her ap- 
«)arent disability by referring to the 
exit of a tooth. She had the full sym- 
fxithy •! the audience. 

•liflns H. Donovan, the "King of 



Ireland," demooAtrateu that Le is the 
"mon you all know" when he ap« 
peared to relate bis dependably dro 1 
Irish stories. Marie Lee, his partner, 
took the laugha on gagn directed at 
the big, food-natured funster. They 
scored again with their old Irish melo- 
dies, sung with the aid of the big 
drum. 

Tlio Marmein SiRters and Dave 
Schooler followed with their usual, 
dependable offering. There was but 
one rift in the act, and that came 
when the curtains parted on the 
"halls of Karnac" for a classical 
dance, only te disclose an ancient 
drop apparently depicting the sittint 
room of a not too prosperous, small- 
town hotel. The girls again danced 
their No-ah's Ark number, while 
Schooler did what he please«l with a 
grand piano. Here is one vHude- 
vi'lian who dares U> play the classics 
— and makes 'em like it. 

.loe Rolley and Co., followe<l in a 
novelty offering haying to do with 
the I'alm Beach adventures of an en- 
tymologist desirous of taking a photo- 
graph of the dusky Rolley in a lion's 
cage. So much for the comedy, well 
fed by an unique "straight" man. 
wearing horn-rimmed glasses, who 
looked as though be might be a pros- 
perous you^g broker rather than an 
actor. Roley drew weird harmonies 
from fl lowly mouth organ to the de- 
light of the gang. 

The show was closed by the Cur- 
zoi) Sisters, the flying butterflies in 
their pretty aerial act. Few walked 
out on them despite a quite apparent 
hitch in the mechanical equipment. It 
w:.s straightened out, and the act 
went on to good applause at the fin- 
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Chicago, 13. 
It's alright in the summer time — 
it's alright all the time— yes,' busi- 
ness — The audience Monday took to 
things right from the start and even 
though the show cannot be construes! 
as one to rave obout, it was the typi- 
cal summer show. Three of the acts 
clutched the cash coBtumers and 
made them like it. A young man 
named Jess libonati, lylophonist by 
trado and choice aa well, in the deuce 
spot, seemed to stop the show cold 
and none of the subsequent turns 
could run on an even basin with him. 
JeRs is entitled to all of the credit 
but that group of obidiahs down in 
the pit arc entitled to an even break 
with him. The music boys worked 
like trojans to put him over and they 
were rewarded for their endeavors, at 
least Jess was. Jimmy Ilenschel, the 
house leader, sweated and sweltered 
and on^ not knowing him would have 
been under the impression that he 
was working for Libonati. Here at 
least is one act which can safely 
say the boys in the dug-out were a 
big helpl liibonati has a good reper- 
toire and sells his stiiflf in true sales- 
manship fashion, feeding it slow but 



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sure and cettinf everything poftaible. 

Kio and Ileluar, opened the fracas 
with a rising and hand balancing nov- 
elty. They have a nice ami pleasing 
routine of work, but the understand- 
er is inelined toward the Barrymorc 
and workeil throughout in a super- 
ciliious fashion noticeable to the au- 
dience. If he bad not assumed this 
demeanor it is more than likely the 
approbotion the turn received at the 
finish >vould have been more sub- 
santial. 

In the trey spot was Joseph F). 
Bernard Avith a new partner Inez Ra- 
pan, pr«>s<>nting the old Bernard vehi- 
cle. "Who Is She." Thia ia a sure 
tire laugh grtter and Bernard does n^t 
lag a secoikl in getting his points 
over. Miss Gagan is a moHt uleaSttf^ 
blonde, but it might be to her ad- 
vantage to sppcfl up a bit in her work 
and add a bit of fincNe to the anti- 
dininx situation. 

Siinp'ion and Douglas ran a close 
second to Libonati in the applause 
line. The woman keeps the man 
stepping in his efforts at feftling her. 
She clowns aU over the stage, using 
a goo<l deal of the Bnrnard-Kagan 
dialog for her farcical endeavor. The 
couple also have pleasing voices and 
use them for the last two numbers 
of the turn. 

Stella Mayhew hod a bit of a 
struggle to get them. It was rather 
surprising that she received a very 
mild reception at her entrance, she 
worked hard throughout her talk and 
numbers and at the iiuish left them in 
a better mood. 

Bill Dooley and Helm Storey were 
next to shut. They found them very 
Roo<l from the start and the kid num- 
ber went over very big. Bill then 
strutted along through the rest of his 
routine with Miss Storey appearing 
for costume flashes and a #it of a 
number here and there. Bill is a ver- 
satile young chap, can raonolog, sing, 
dance and mimic and in this woy has 
rounded out a pleasing act. Miss 
Storey is very cute in all of her cos- 
tumes and is a most competent as- 
sistant to Bill. Bill is using a few* 
old boys such as the "numbers" gag 
and the English stories. Hirschcoff's 
Fantasy Revue closed the show. The 
girls are good dancers and the man 
with his Russian steps gets over. The 
prima donna seems, however, to trv 
to strain and force herself a bit which 
Kcrxn'i most unnatural. Very well re- 
ceived. .Tosefson's TcHanders and 
Harry Cooper did not appear at this 
show. 



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RIALTO, CHICAGO 

Chicago, .Tuly 13. 
Jones, lyinick & Schacfer went and 
did it. The 6mi has instituted a 
new policy in their yaudeville houses 
of running a feature picture, with 
eight acts. It has been tried out for 
th^ past month with Tarions features 
and has proven a draw. Formerly, 
the valued houses played a few reels, 
Inconsequential, with ten acts, eight to 
a shift, four shifts a day. This week 
Charles Ray in "Scrap Iron." It 
costs less to see the picture at this 
house, togethrr with the acts, than it 
did to sec the film at another picture 
house here. 

Krgotti and TTermoine, followed the 
picture. A girl enters before a full 
stage singing a song about looking 
for her husband. 8he goea to a hat 
box, a midget pops out. The duo 
dance and chatter and the midget adds 
to this with head balancing. The act 
got attention possibly because of the 
midgt'l. 

Charlotte Worth sang her restrict- 
ed songs -and closed with an operatic 
bit. Somehow the songs were only 
listened to, although Miss Worth 
nhould have received applause. 

Claig and (Jatto were the first to 
shoot over their act full of laughs, 
and there were many laughable op- 
portunities on this bill. The man is 
a coiiiifHl Kort of a fellow, while the 
woman nets as a foil. King and Cody 
danced themselvs into high favor. 
The first few minutes of the turn 
is given over to talking and singing. 
Neither the man nor the woman has 
a speaking voire, and at fir;<t it 
seemed as though the pair were lost. 
r.iit when they put their feet into mo- 
iou quite a different view was taken. 
Iloth are remarkably good steppers 
and they had the dancing field to 
themselves. 

Then e.ime one of the finest of en- 
tertaining act«. Van and Vernon. The 
man is an unusual type, cJever, brainy 
and highly amusing. The woman 
looks like n picture in the book, acts 
very well :«id fits witli the man's 
work. The art is an incessant show 
stopper, an«l as often as thev have 
been seen no audience has been able 
to get enough of them. 

William Morris and Cx>mpany have 
the same sketch about the fo]Io>w 
who did not vote. It would make a 
good act for tboae people applying 
for citizenship papers. C'oscia and 
Verdi, topped, featured and sharing 
honors with Ray's picture knocked 
every act into oblWiou.' It doesn't 
mean a thing in their life who ihey 
follow. Both of the hoys are excel- 
lent mosirians, w superb entertainers. 
Robinson's Haboons closed the show. 



McVICKER'S, CmCAOO 

Chicago, July 13. 

"Smiling*' Rilly Mason, of picture 
fame, heralde<l for past week. The 
newspaper ads made special mention 
of him being a vaudeville artist and 
tjnger, aa well as photoplay actor. 
As a result quite a crowd turned out 
to see Mason. He is not making hiH 
first Chicago apfiearancc for thia in 
his home town and then he did 
cabaret entertaining here in the early 
days. He was on for 28 minutes, the 
first 12 being given over to the show- 
jng of one of his comedies. The 
custom for fair people making 
vaudeville appearances has been to 
talk of themselves and their experien- 
ces, MaRon started off with admitting 
that this sort of entertainment was 
boresomc He sang many songs, and 
told a few stories. Ilia entire act 
seemed to be extemporaneous, yet ran 
with smoothness and amused very 
nicely. 

Mason's famous smile helped carry 
him over, and he ended with hearty 
response and many well earned bows. 

llori and Nagin, opened the show 
Avith balancing and jufrgling, doing 
the stunts well, but offering nothing 
new. They work in their native Jap 
outfits, and strip to tightH. Bessie 
Welsh came second with exclusive 
material Uiat did not mean so very 
much. She inserted a composition of 
hor own, a ballad, that went the befit 
of all. Miss Welsh is neat appear- 
ing and got off to fair recognition. 
Chapman and King zipped it up to 
a fast pace. Chapman acts as a hick 
hired man, and besides playing the 
saw, xylophone style, exchanges spicy 
talk with Miss King, who is a peach 
of a looker with a dandy voice. The 
act ia set in "two" with a back drop 
showing a country house ami scene. 

Baldwin, Austin and Gaiines har- 
monized. Each of the men was in- 
troduced through a song. Entirely 
too much attempted comedy marred 
the good impression the singing made. 
Their voices sound best in straight 
numbers and they could to advantage, 
discard some of their novelty, now 
passe' songs. 

Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Fayne shot 
over a heart and human ap|)eal 
sketch. B*th are of sterling quality 
and they handle eaeh situation in a 
misterful manner. Mack and Dean, 
can add to their laurels the returns 
of the performance they gave. Mack 
as funny as over, together with 
Miss J^Iean's attractive manner of 
wearing clothes, appearance, and 
voice, touched the bill with a big 
time atmosphere. Their act is worth 
ai: tiie applause it gets, ami it gets 
enough for two turns. Billv M^son 
then came and made room for Mar- 
Bton and Manley. The spot was hard 
to follow, but the man with hi« 
blinking eyelida and the girl with 
her petite chkrming ways, were 
capable of rerifltering another hit. 
Four Banvards closed a snappy, fast 
moving bill. 



MINNEAPOLIS NEWS 

Report on 



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Theatres 



A. Ruben 



Minneapolis, Jnly 13. 
With the arrival of Mort Singer 
this week to stipcrvine the work on 
the Junior Orpheum several import- 
ant announcements are expected to be 
made. Finklestein A. Ruben are re- 
porte<l dickering with Ringer, pre- 
sumably refardkjg ▼audeville. De- 
spite kck of confirmation rumor per- 
sists that when the season opens 
there will be general reallignment of 
attractions and theatres. 

There are report* that burlesque 
ahowB housed at the Gayety will be 
moved to New Palace, and that vaude- 
ville will displace pictures at the 
SUtc. Whether this vaudeville will 
be Loew's now showing at New Pal- 
ace, or tiie new vaudevUle program of 
*Shubert-R, is not known. Other re- 
ports d«al with future of New Grand, 
Lyric ami new Gurrrck. All three be- 
lo«ng to Finkelstein Sk, Ruben and are 
dark this summer. 



WILLIE HOWARD'S 

CAR IS BURNED 

Police Chief Interviews 

Comedian — Says Case 

Is Not Over 



Chicago, July 1.3. 

Thero in a lot of mystery un«l some 
possible trouble in sight as a result of 
the dinappearance of Willie Howard's 
car, which was first reported stolen 
then found, burned up. Howard was 
sent for by Chief of Police Fitzmorris, 
who said he was unsatisfied with por- 
tions of the explanation. The police 
arc starting investigations. 

The comedian, playing here at the 
A4)ollo, reported his car was stolen. 
Ijater he amended this to say it bad 
been "borrowed' by a man named 
Beck. Meanwhile it was found, 
burned to a ruin, outside the city lim- 
its. A man named Breen was arrested 
on testimony of two boys who said 
they had seen him burn the car, de- 
liberately. Howard, when first asked 
about it, said it was a "press agent 
yarn." 

I^ater it developed Howard had 
sent |0,000 in' cash by John Garrity, 
Shubcrts' manager here, to bail out 
Breen, and that attorneys had been . 
sent down to effect his release. The 
man was released, but immediately 
arrested by Chicago detectives. Breen 
says he was invited into the car by 
two strangers, who gave him $20 near 
Crown Point to buy gasoline, and 
when he returned they ha<l vanished 
with the car. Howard said Breea 
was "Beck" and that Breeu had "bor- 
rowed" the car. Henry Marsh, prop- 
erty man of the "Passing Show," who 
was custodian of the car, is being 
sougbt by the police, who say be baa 
"disappeared." "" — ♦^ 

The car was insured for $4..'iOO. 

The chief allowed Howard to pro- 
ceed with his performances. 



ORPHEUM JR. IN OCTOBER 



New Hou8e in Minneapolis Wins ii 

Race With Kansas City 

Bulliling. 



Minnea>poli6, July 13. * 

The Orpheum Jr., under construc- 
tion on Hennepin avenue, has 
neached a stage where the opening 
date has been definitely set as the 
second Sunday in October. The 
Kansas City project is still indefinite. 
The two houses have been in a race. 

Minneapolis will be well supplied 
with vaudeville with the addition of 
the second string Orpheum. It al- 
ready has the Pantages house; the 
New Palace offering Ijocw bills, sev- 
eral Finkelstein & Rubin small 
timers, and an independent venture 
at the Grand. This is in addition te 
the big time Orpheum. 

Business in the town has been re- 
ported bad in all the vaudeville 
houses. The regular Orpheum is 
dosed over the summer and both 
Pantages and several of the Finkel- 
stein & Rubin establishments re- 
cently made a horiaontal cut in staf 
salaries, the reduction being ae« 
cepted. 



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Pittsburgh, July 13- 
The Davis, playing big time vaude* 
vil>e, will close this Saturday. It will 
be the first time the theatre has been 
dark during the suroinertimc. 



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Lyric Vaudeville Policy Now Confirmed — New 
* Shubert House Announced — Ascher Brothers 
\ Looking About 



CUocinnati, July 13. 

Looks like CiDcioDftti will be the 
main battleground for the raudeville 
war. Last week word came from 
New Yo>rk that one of the twa Shu- 
bert theatres now being erected at 
Heventh and Walnut streets would 
be used for vaudeville, while the 
other house, named the George B. 
Cox Memorial theatre, would present 
dramatic and musical offerings. 

McAIftban d: Jackson, new owners 
«f the Ljric, now confirm the story 
eicIusitHj printed in Variety sev- 
•ral weeks ago, that Alex Pantages 
would include Cincinnati on his cir- 
cuit. The Lyric, with pictures, will 
be closed in a few weeks to 'make 
improvements preparatory to reopen- 
ing with vaudeville in the early fall. 
Pantages is not to lease the house, 
but will supply acts for it. 

Afioher Brothers plan to get in the 
fray. Harry Aschor was here Sat- 



urday, and his Cincinnati press agent, 
Noah Schechter, of the Capitol (pic- 
tures) wiggled a story into the En- 
quirer that Ascher was looking over 
two .♦^ites in the vicinity of Seventh 
and Walnut streets with the primary 
intention of creating a chain 'of 
Ascher honses here, but with the pos- 
sibility of putting vaudeville into the 
next theare to be built, which, it was 
given ont, will be larger than the 
(*apitol and have a seating, capacity 
of 2,500. 

It is expected that the Keith's new 
big time house, seating 3,000, will be 
ready for business before Christmas. 
Keith's has been running movies and 
was closed last week, so that work- 
men may hurry up the job. Inci- 
dentally while all this talk of new 
houses is going around, the Palace 
with Keith pop time stuff is the only 
place in operation and H continues 
to "clean up.*' 



RINGLING CIRCUS IN 
CHICAGO AUGUST 1 

Plays Two Weeks Under 

Canvas on Lake 

Shore Lot 

The Ringling BroH.Barnum llailey 
Circus it sched;:led to riay « ^^o- 
week date cauvai« iu i.'hicago begin- 
ning July 30, pitch! pg on the liiike 
front lot used for the pas«t few sea- 
sons. Tills is the last dnte on the 

route card issued thih ^vc^ck. 

leading into Chictgo the show 
plays: Youngstown. i^tily 1^'. Akron, 
18; Marion. 19; Columbia, 2i); Day- 
ton, 21; Lidianapolis. 22; Kokomo, 
23; Detroit, 25-2G: Toledo, 27; Ft 
Wayne, 28, South Beivl 20, moving 
thenoe into Chk-ago where it opens 
Saturday wrthoui An iTiterval. 



25% REDUCTION IN WAGES 

ORDERED BY U)EW, SOUTH 



General Manager Announces Cut, Saying Loew 
Southern and Southwestern Hou8e8 Otherwi.ne 
Will Close — Theatres to Use Organists 



New Orleans, July 13. 
The Loew aoutlMTn and Honthwest- 
ern circuit, through its jjeucral man- 
ager, K. A. Schlilor, hu.s announced a 

25 per cent, reduction in wages, same 
to apply to everybody connected with 
the theatres. 

The rut i» imperative, according to 
Schiller, and unless agreed to, the 



entire I^oew striHg in the south will 
close. 

Several of the Loew houses have 
already closed. Many of the Keith 
southern houses have closed. Thny 
niinounce that upon reopening in thn 
fall a decided drop in salaries will bfi 
insii>ted upon. 

The Saenger houfves have replaced 
their orehestros with organists. 



SOAPS CqRNER, 



. ADJUST ROBINSON WILL 

Cincinnati, July 13. 

An effort is being made to settle 
the legal differences between heirs 
of the late John F. ("Governor") 
Robinson. At the formal proceedings 
in Probate Court connected with pro- 
bating the will, statement to this ef« 
f^ was made. 

lilra. Caroline R. Stevens, a 
daughter of the late circus man, is 
objecting to the will, which gives her 
only the income from her $100,000 
0hare during her life, the share then 
to go to the children of John O. Rob- 
inson, a sou of the dectrdent. 



CIRCUS RECEIVER 



Clown With E. L. Wallact Shows 

Takes Court Action at Evam- 

ville, Ind. 

Cincinnati. .Tuly 13. 

Attorney Henry R. Walker of 
EvansviUe has been appointed re- 
ceiver f(>r the (Jreater K. L. Wal- 
lace Shows and will operate the cir- 
cus for the remainder of the week 
at Kvansville Park. 

The court application was made 
by John Lancaster, a clown with the 
show. 



MUSICIANS NOT CUTTING 

Chicago. July 13. 
Salaries of muaicMns in theatres 
and movie houses will not be cut this 

year, according to Ralph J. O'Hara, 
Joseph Winkler and James C. Petrillo, 
of the Chicago Federation of Musi- 
cians. 

The Musicians Union has been in 



Con Is Even With Lux — 

Eddie Mead Sore — A 

Spider Kelly* Ring Gag 

Sjrranise, July 13. 
Dear Chick; 

Tomato and Lux boxed their re- 
turn bout here at the ball park last 
night and we had the pang hanging 



the button with a right cross that 
SLIPS OVER RI(;HT I ^vould have dropped a sand bag. It 

wa«« the end of that battle for they 
ciMild have counted fifty over that 
bird. 

-\fter Mead h.id got hi.'^ dough and 
WIS startin to nlibi lifiw lie couldnt 
Mn<le»"stnnd Kelly being stopped just 
when he had Tomato lepdy to jump 
out of the ring and a lot more of 
liirt wIhc crackin lint;o, I told him 
what I done. 

You ought to hear the beef out 
of him. I suppose he will be pullin 
it Nome time but I should worrr. 
I told him I d get his fighter 
kno( ke<l deaid for ringin liini in on 



on the edge of the fences. They 

cum in on hay wagonsi, flivers aud 1 "»«' ""<' nearlv ruinin a goodjur-lj 



on the hoof for a radius of 20 miles 
ar(»und here. 

I kew this Lwr wii/. n ringer and 
just before the first round ^Henny 
Toue who is refeieein ii|> here tipped 



conference with Chicago theatre own- j mo that he v.'as Harlem Johnny Kelly, 
er.s for the last few days. It was . an ex jo<-key that was goin great 



first proposed to give the musicians 
a 25 per cnt. cut. 



Chloigo'a PafOMt of Profress 

Chicago, July 13. 

Morris Silvers received th^ contract 
to produce the Revue at C'hicago'a 
own Pageant of Progress to be held at 
Municipal pier, July 30. Sixty girls 
will be used. It will be a combination 
Revue and Foshion show. 

Will J. Harris wall produce the 
numbers and will stage the ensemble. 



and I done it. 



^our old pa! 

Cou. 



Qttialan at Pantages, MiaMapolis 
Minneapolis, July 13. 

Jack Quinlan of Seattle comes here 

from Memphis where he opened the 

new Pantages theatre, to succ^eed 

Durton Meyers as local manager of 
the Pantages house. J .J. Cluxtoo 
came here last week following M<>y- 
ers' resignation to take charge of 
the local house until Quinlan arrives. 
(Mnxton will leave here for fvunsus 
City. 

Tho lalett In Men's 

Furnishlno* ean b^ 

had at 

21 No, CUrk 9^ 
CHICAGO 

^ N«xt Dmt to COLCJMBIA THBATBB 




NORDSTROM'S BABY DIESj are also sailing 

Chicago. July 13. 
Douglas Clarence Nordstrom, son 
of Mr. and iMrs. Clarence Nordstrem, 
born June 13, died June 15. 



Chicaooaas on Pleasure Trip 

Chicago, July 13. 

Adolph liinick, of Jones. Linick and 
Schofer, fears not the bogi-mau of bad 
business. He has bundled up his fam-> 
ily, boarded the Aquitania and sailed 
for Cherbourg. 

Sig. Faller, manager of the Bijou 
Dream, and his wife and daughter, 



ii 



ELI," The Jeweler 



TO THE rROFES.SION 

Sp»»cl.il Discount to rorform«r« 

WHEN IN C'HirAOO 

BtaU-ljike llicMitre llldg. Groand Ftoor 



Theft Charset Dismissed 

Chicagp^ July 13 
(Miss) Opal Matocks and Audrey 
SniitJi (Mile. Audrey) were discharged 
on charges of larceny by Judge John 
R. Newcomer in the Chicago Ave. 
Court. 

Mrs. Gertrude lieMay had com- 
plained the women had rifled her 
apartment when they went there to 
change into bathing suits for a beach 
party. 



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LARGEST AND BEST EQUIPPED 
[NOSING ROOMS IN THE COUNTRY 



FROM MAY Mtll 



SEASON 1921 



TO SEPT. 18th. 



EMILE DE RECAT 

Presents "SMILES OF 1921" 

Knrhftntad Maslcal Extravacansa Witli rm»wnm, Tw« Aeto aod T«» 
larlQdinc An All Star Cast mod m B«aqa«t of Twr«ty-f»or Amertcaa 

AT RIVBRVIEW. CHICAGO 




DEAL WITH THE ARTIST 

SCENERY 

OPERATED BY 5 SCENIC ARTISTS 
1317-19 West iOth Street, CHICAGO 



around New York. Can you imagine 
the nerve of tliat Kddic Mfad tr>ing 
to ring a guy like that iu for a 
set up. 

I called Mead for it but he took 
nine million oaths that is was'nt 
Kelly. Just before the bell rang 
Mhile they tiein the gloves and Lux 
I snesiked around ba«k of hiy corner 
and yollod in his cf\r. "Th««y'rc off!" 
Vou ought to see tiiat o\-inonkey 
jump to his feet just ns thought he 
was on the tout At rn-lmoDt. 

That licked Mead nixl Ix- finally 
admitted that h\ix was Kelly. This 
Mend must think I nm an awful sap 
and that just because he h.m Joe 
Lynch the baDt.iru < liainp. tiobody 
else knows nothin. 

I insisted on Lux takin off about 
two miles of bicycli* tupe that h^ 
had his dukes wrapped up iu and sure 
enough he had enough tenn lead un- 
derneath to armor |il;ite a dreiid- 
nnught. I aiiked Mead why lie did nt 
send him into the ring with a black 
jack in caih linnd and save all the 
labor of banda(;in his }iaMd.s. 

Any way they went at ca«-h other 
like a |>nir o{ number two acts gettin 
in to cop a number one rehearsal 
che<k and for four rounds it wan as 
[uetty a slaughter as you ever 
lamped. 

ThiH Kelly could punch and he was 
a |>rotty fair box^r. In addition to 
this he did everything but bite 
knowin Tone would nt dare stop it 
with the wolves nlmo-^t I"anin in the 
ring with interest 

It wa.*? nt lookin any to forty for 
U8 to cop the decision the way this 
Kelly was pilin up pointii so I be- 
gan to figure an out. I knew Tomato 
would have to have hint on the floor 
for a count at least to OTer<-ome the 
lead that Kelly had eop])ed. 

Spied Kelly out in Friscon who 
has the rep of bein the greatest 
handler that ever bounced a water 
bottle off a fighters dome for quittin, 
once told me about a stunt that he 
had pulled and it hit me all of n 
sudden tliat this was the jdace for it. 

At the end of the next round I 
giro Tomat a small hunk of soap, 
puttin it in his kisser and tellin him 
to spit it out in Kelly's comer where 
it was good and wet. I told him 
what to do and wns in (he midst of 
cooin his ear when the bell rang. 

Tomato done jii<yt as I tipped and 
walked acrons the ring into Kelly's 
comer where the floor wns all wet 
from the water. lie spit out the 
soap witiiout attraction any atten- 
tion and then barked Kelly into t^e 
comer lettjn punches fly frf.m all 
directios. Kelly began to cover np 
and step around to get away from 
the ropes and in «l)out a half a 
minute stepped on tNe sosp. 

As he began to slip he threw np 
his hand.s t ) get a jjiif) on som"- 
thin and Toma1.> uailed lnm right on | 






DID YOU GET ONE? 
\ 24 ACTS 

got blankol contrnrta for 20 weeha or more from the a^^Aneiea Mated be|oi 

DID YOU? 

AMy ONK *Or TIIK .\rjKN(MKH HKI.OW CAN ORT TT FOR TOU. 
IF ITS 8PBKI> YOU WANT— WRITR OR WIRC. 



The Simon 

Agaooy 

Suite 807 
Woods Theatre BIdg. 



Jess Freeman 

Agcarjr 

Suite 1413 ' 
Masonic Temple 



Harry W. SpingoM 

Suite 405 
Woods Theatre BIdg. 



Lew Goldberg 

Suite 305 
Woods Theatre BIdg. 



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KDy Jackson 

Suite 504 
Loop End BIdg. 



BeeUer & Jacobs 

A9«ai«7 

Suite 307 
Woods Theatre BIdg. 



Hden Murphy 

Ageaie/ - 

Suite 306 
Woods Theatre BIdg. 



Bnrt CortelyoQ 

1607-08 
Masonic Temple 



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Charles Nelson 

Suite 609 
Woods Theatre BIdg. 



€haries Crowl 

Suite 301 
Woods Theatre BIdg. 



Powell & Danf orth 



Afes«r 
■■«. 



Suite 302 
Loop End BIdg. 



Eagle & Goldsmith 

'Ag«i«y 

Suite 504 
Loop End BIdg. 



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Tom Powell 



V* Ag«B«y 

Suite 304 
Woods Theatre BIdg. 



Earl & O'Brien 

Ag«M>7 

Suite 302 
Woods Theatre BIdg. 



Tho abov« ag^encies, in Chicago, booking exclusively 
with W. V. M. A., B. F. Keith (Western) and all affiU- 
ated circuits. 

YOUR NEW YORK AGEMT CANNOT BOOK HERE DIRECT 



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Friday, July 15, 1921 



AMERICAN STARTS AUGUST 22, 
, 34 WEEKS LISTED NEXT SEASON 

Official Opening American Two Weeks Ahead of 
Columbia — Three Weeks Less on Route Than Ljst 
Season — Undesirable Ten-ilory Out 



Tlir Amoriran BureHque Circuit will 
offiiia'Iy or»cn itn coniinf; seaKon, Auf. 
22. It will be two \v«»ek}* prior to 
tLr opening of tbc (yolumtiiu wheel. 

Thirty- four weeks aau\ i{,'t ghows 
arc listed below, as forming the pres- 
ent travel and attractions for Uie 
American neit season. Tbe Amer- 
ican's list is three weeks nliort of 
biHt Reason, tbrouKb the elimination 
by tbe Anierican of undesirable ter- 
ritory. 

The towns and opening attractions 
are: 

Town Shtw 

liiiffa o "Buby Bears" 

Detroit "Whirl of Mirth' 

<.'hioogo (Hay market) 

"Miss New York, Jr." 

St. lyonls "Bathing Beauties" 

Kansas City "Record Breakers" 

Open Week 
Minneapolis ... "Monte Cristo fJirls" 

St Taul "Little Bo Vecv" 

Milwaukee "Follies of N. T." 

Cliicugo (F^ngewood) 

"French Frolics" 

Tn(liat):ipolis "I^ena l>aly" 

l.oiMi-villo "Sweet Sweeties'' 



Cincinnati 
Columbus 
Cleveland . . 
Pittsburgh . 
Penn Circuit 
Baltimore 



• •••••••• 



"Ting-A Ling" 
. "Puss PUHS" 



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*'Harum-Scaru?n" 

.. "Chick-Chick" 

, **Cabaret Girls" 

.. "Hurly Bury" 

Washington "Social Follies" 

Philadelphia (Bijou) 

"Beauty Revue 
AHentown, Reading, Trenton 

"Whirl of Girls" 
New York (Olympia) . ."Ja« Babies" 
Brooklyn (Star) . ."Grown l^p Babies" 

Iloboken "Diiou's Big Revue" 

Newburg, Poughkeepsie 

"Parisian Flirts" 

Springfield "Passing Review" 

Worcester "Pell Meir 

Boston "Pmce Makert** 

Newport, Fall River 

"Naughty, Naughty" 

Brooklyn (Gaiety) "Some Show" 

Philadelphia (Trocadero) 

"B'way Scandals" 

Soranton "Girls From Joyland" 

Wilkes-P»nrre, Schenectady 

"All Jazz Revue" 
Binghamton, Elmira, Niagara Fa'ls, 

"Lid Lifters" 



TITLE CHANGING OF 
BURLESQUE SHOWS 

American Circuit Attrac- 

tions With New Names — 

Old Belief Dissipated 

Burlesque producers on the Ameri- 
can Circuit have eNtabliahed • prece- 
dent for tbe coming season in chang- 
ing titles of their attractions. For 
years burlesque shows went along 
season after season with the same 
title under tbe belief the public 
placed a certain valuation on stand- 
ard titles. Jjast season the most radi- 
cal change was "The Bowery Bur- 
lesquers," the Hurtig & Seamon at- 
traction, that dropped the title after 
many years' use. 

KhowR on the American Circuit that 
will have new cognomens are *'Tid- 
Bits," changed to "Follies of New 
York," "Follies of Pleasure" to 
"Broadway Scandals," "Round tbe 
Town" to "Ting-a-Ling,'» "Girls of 
the Follies" to •'Pell Mcll," "Cute 
Cuties" to "Pace Makers," "Joy 
Riders" to "Chick, Chick,'* "Broad- 
way Belles" to "Miss New York, Jr.," 
"The Tenjptcrs" to "Baby Bears," 
''Raule Daasle" to "Ilarum 8car- 
um," "Pat White's Show" to "Whirl 
of Girls," "Beauty Trust" to "Pass- 
ing Review," 'Tittle Tattle" to "Lit- 
tle Bo-Peep." 



SPORTS 



Mrs. EtU Coilty aecorcd a divorce 
from Harry Conley, with tbe mother 
•warded the eustodj of their eight- 
jcar-old ton. Desertion, non-sop- 
port and anfaithfolneas were charged 
by the wife. The Gonleys formerly 
played "At the Old Crossroads" in 
vaudeville. Mr. Conley is now ap- 
pearing in vaudeville with Naomi 
Ray, wiio was named by Mrs. Conley 
as co-respondent 



Tba Arttota' Reprataatativas' As- 
sociation, which is a social organisa- 
tion of agents operating in the 
Marcos Loew booking office, have 
postponed their outing until July 29. 
Tbe A. R. A. are readying for a 
shore dinner affair at Wbitestone 
Landing, L. I. 



Dempaey'i titk Gibbons would b« 
given aerioua consideration by the 
same writers who predicted tha 
French champion'a downfall in a few 
rounds. 



3 ONE-NIGHT WEEKS 
ARE LOPPED OFF 



Open-Shop Contract 

The following form of contract between tho regular burleaque 
managers with the stage hands and musicians eOiga^cd by them in 
the open-sihop policy as avowe<l by the Columbia and American 
burlesque wheels, has been adopted and drawn. It is said the con- 
tracts will be given out to members of crews and orcheatras within 
a few days. 

AGREEMENT mode tl»is day of 11>*JI. be- 

tuecii the owner of a biirles<|ue show, the owners of a theatre 

in the ('ity of State <»f party of tbe fir+it part, 

and a stage-hand (musician, electrician) party of the second i>art. 

WITNESSETH: 

FIILST, The party of the first part hereby agrees to employ the 
party of the second part, and the party of the second part hereby agrees 
t(t work for the party of the first part, fls a sUijfe hsnd (<»lectrician, mu- 
Kieinn) (hiring the burlcMpie theatrical H»'ason of 10lIl-"2 for a weekly 
('oiii|)cns;if i(>n of $.... employment t<i begin on (»r about the Tith day ')f 
ScptcMihcr. V.)2\. and to tcrminat<* with the (losing of tho (show-theatre) 
ut tlif' termination of th«! burlerHpic tlieatrical season. 

SKCC^NI), The party of the second part agrees as follows: 

(a) To perform all the duties inc\imbent Ui>on him as such stage 
hand (ticctrician, musician) and to perform all su( h other services that 
h** Mjay hv recjuired to perform by said party v( the first part, in a com- 
pctciif and |>ainstaking nianiiT, and agrees t) abide by all reasonable 
inU-s and regulations pronuilKat«'d by the party of the lirst part. 

(h) To rcn<ler servi<<'s for aiul during each performance to be given 
hy the Company, inrludifiK those given on Sunday in thos*; places where 
Sunday performances are legal. 

(c> To attend and render services at all rehearsals of the said show 

witlioiil any compersati'in. 

(tl) ']'«) furnish all t<»ols. iiii|''ements and instruments to be used by 
hiui in tiic rendition of his services. 

TIIIKD: Kilhrr party may t«»!ninjite this agreement Uf)on giving to 
tlie other party two weeks" imtice in writing. 

FOI'ICTII: The party of tlu' seootul part shall travel with the ('oni- 
I»ai)y hy sudi routes as the |>arty "f tlu* lir.«t part n»ay direct. 

(a» The parly of tli.> first part hereby agrees t(» pay for the trans- 
l.ortation <.f the paity (»f the se(<»n(l pait. when re<piired to travel, in- 
r!;idiii>j ti ansp«»rtatioM from New York <'ity to the opening point, and 
h;u k I) New York City, from the closing point. 

(h) If the party of the second part is engaged outside of New 
Y<nk City, the name of such place, unless it is otherwis«» stated herein, 
shnM Ijc .^ubytituted f«M- New S'ork. 

FIK'I'II: It is further agreed, that if performances ratinot be given 
heeaus«' of unavoidable delay in travelling, accident, fire, Ptrike, riot, act 
of (Jod. the public enemy. illn«'ss of any of the perftirriu'is or for any other 
cause whi<h eouhl not-be reasonably anticipated or prevented, or. if the 
fecoiid party cannot perform on n^^ount of illness or any other valid rea- 
son, then file party of the second part shall not be entitled to any salary 
for the time when sai»l services shall not for such reason or reasons be 
reiKh'red. If the illness of the party of the second part continues for a 
perio<l of ten days or more, the party of the first part may terminate this 
contract. 

IN AVl'rNi:SS W!1F:RK(>F"' the parties hereto have hereunto set their 

hands and ; cals, the »luy an«l year tirst above wiften. 



Stone and' Pillard'e "Kew- 

pie Dolls" and 'Tiddely 

Winks" Pass Out 



Tn order to eliminate as far as 
possible the weeks of one night 
stands on the American Circuit, 
thrfc shows have been dropped by 
the wheel before next season'H open- 
ing. The franchises affected and the 
attractions involved are Hurtig A 
Seamon's "Stone and IMIard Show," 
Harry Hastings' "Kewpie Dolls," and 
Henry I»ixon'H "Tiddely Winks." 

The American wheel will have a 
circuit of 'M weeks as against 37 
last season. 



. Kathartaa Fallertoa Garoald, writ- 
ing in the July Atlantic Monthly 
about "movies," says, among other 
things: "I think— excellent indica- 
tion — that picture audiences show 
aicDS of revolting against tha jokes 
from the Literary Digest" 

Tha Natloaal Theatrical Committee 
of Near East Relief will hold two 
special performances Aug. 6-0 at the 
Rosemary theatre, the open air the- 
atre at Huntington, U I., placed at 
the committee's disposal hy Rowland 
Conklin. An all star cast will pre- 
aent two scenes from Shakespeare, 
the first act of Rostand's "Ro- 
mances" and the last act of Stephen 
Phillips' "Herod." 



After serving a year and a day in 
the Federal penitentiary at Leaven- 
worth, Kan., Jack Johnson, former 
heavyweight champion was released 
at six o'clock a. m. July 0. The sen- 
tence was for a violation of the Mann 



Pete Ilerman, ex -bantamweight 
champion, knocked out England's ban- 
tam champ, Jim Uiggins, in eleven 
rounds at the National Sportiog 
Club, Ijondon. Herman stopped 
Jimmy Wilde, the world's flyweight 
champion, on his previous London 
appearance a few months ago. Her- 
man gets a return bout and a ciiunea 
to regain his title from Joe Lynch 
July 26 at Ebbefa Field, Brooklyn. 
This is the first time on record that 
a champion granted a return match 
to an cx-chamf)ion in such a short 
period of time. After winning tha 
title from Herman, Lynch, unlika 
most new incumbents, started on a 
tour of the country and met all tha 
prominent contenders, the list indud* 
ing Toung Montreal, Joe Burmaii 
(twice), Jabes White, Pal Moore and 
numerous others. He is topping it 
off by meeting Herman fifteen rounds 
to a decision and risking his crown 
within a few months after the ac- 
quisition of that valuable asset. 

Carpentier at Manbasset, developed 
quite a friendliness with tbc show 
l^ople colonists of that section. Ona 
of his friends recently sent word to 
Carpentier a yacht near-by was at hia 
service for the day. Carpentier im-' 
mediately sent invitations to hia 
theatrical friends. When getting 
underway they found they were on 
the fastest boat on tbc Sound, be- 
sides one of ample quarters, and ita 
storeroom missed nothing. 



There is a fast crap game in tha 

- — — '^ — — . lower section of New York, whera 

??« ei'Sw.**?" "**'"® ^*''" ■«^- the sUkcs are for "heavy sugar.'-l 



COOPER'S, VOICE O. K. 

Burlecque Star's Throat Seriously 
Affected by Drama 



The $1,000 fine, a part of tbe sen 
fence, was paid the <lay before. The 
ex-chami) was fashionably dressed as 
he came out of the prison gates and 
before leaving, had checks amounting 
to over $4,000 cashed by. the warden. 
•Tm going to reeume fighting as soon 
as possible" he said. "Right now I 
weigh 220 pounds and am in splendid 
condition and only need a little final 
training to be fit." 



From authoritative sources it is 
learned that Tom Cibbons has been 
selected by Tex Rickard to oppose 
Ceorges (Carpentier in a bout for the 
world's light heavyweight champion- 
ship in the same arena that boused, 
the Frenchman's disastrous tilt with 
Dcmpsey. Rickard has secured Car- 
pentier's signature to a set of arti- 
cles, Rickard to pick any opponent 
he dessres. Gibbons, Harry Oreb and 
Bob Martin were considered as pos- 
sibilities, with Gibbons tbe choice of 
the field. Many of Carpentier's ad- 
mirers figure him an even money 
cho ee over Gibbons on account of the 



Jimmie Cooper, who last season 
featured a heavy dramatic sketch 
adapted from "A Fool There Was," 
has just recovered from a throat 
affliction which for a time threat- 
ened to rob him forever of his power 

of speech as a result of the vocal , _- -.... „» »„t 

effort he made all year. He has re- Ifi'i'larity in weight and size, but the 
covered hia "pipes." but will not at- [insiders expect that Gibbons, who is 
tempt Htrenuous throat work next'^"*^ of the deadliest punchers devel- 
year. He says he expects to place | opcd in the last decade, will take 
the act on the fir*t wheel, os be hadj^'^c Frenchman nearly as qjickly an 

T>ompsey did. In the opinion of the 
"wise"boy8 Carpentier isn't conceded 



The place has its types and i\flna 
more interestingly humorous than a 
collarless individual known as "cry- 
ing Oslika." The man has bills of 
large denomuiation secreted all over 
his person. He will stand for long 
periods inactive. Suddenly he will 
produce $1,000 and up to $1,.'SOO and 
bet the player two to one he will not 
make the point. When he loses 
tears course down his cheeks and ha 
cries bitterly, sobbing lamentations 
"that after waiting a hour to find a 
'spot,' the guy has to go and make 
his- point." 

Recently "Oshka** wan stung with 
almost every successive try "to find 
a spot" ami the tears flowed steadily. 
A few nights later be started getting 
to the game and secreted around 
$7,500 with lucky bets. An actoc 
present remarked: "W-ell, kid, you're 
cleaning up." "Oshka"' turned and 
said: "Yes, but last night," and 
again tbe tears flowed at the recol- 
lection. 



»cveral offers for ifc-. 



CLAIMS RSOORB 



III tli(* prrpctico of: 



(L. S.) 



Points to 109 Consecutive Weeks on 
Tour as Unique 



a chance with Brennan. Fuliou, Mor 

tin, Willanl or Frank Moran. Harry 

Greb would be given an even chance 

to outpoint the Frenchman by these 

ex(>erts. The newspapers, however, 

rp, . , r .u *» ^"^ ^^ depended i pon to build up 

The rehearsals for the Marcus the gate with reams of •'bank" aWont 

Show of 11)21 started Monday, the Frenchman's chances with the 

classiest light heavyweight in the 



JUDGMENTS 



The folhtwiPR judgments hare hern 
fihMl in the County Clerk's oflice. 
First name is that of judgment debt- 
or: creditor and amount follow: 

Mimi Aguglia; T. O'C. Sloane, Jr.; 
$285.70. 

Harrison Music Co., Inc.; J. E. 
Gibson; $1.521. OS. 

TiCster Park; R. Benpelsdorf et al.; 
$155.rN'). 

Walter Rcheuer and Noxall Film 
Co.: Htandard Film Corp.; $.S.56.45. 

Wiluer-Romberg Corp.. Max 1*. 
Wilner and Sigmund Romberg; J. 
H. Gidding ft Co.; $8.')0.70. 



Roy J. Tomeroy; N. Y. Hippo- 
drome Corp.; $422.r»5. 

White Studios, Inc.; M. E. Rog- 
ers; $.".(;'i.41. ' 



Marcus claims he had tbe only trav 
eling show which played a ful! year. 
The '20 show, in fact, was out 50 
consecutive weeks, and dovetailed in 
with the '19 show without laying off 
for rehearsals, making in all lOf) 
weeks of continuous playing in 1010, 
1020 ond 1021. The present lay-off 
is for only three weeks, to put on 
the new production, with book and 
lyrics by Jack Lait, music by Charle* 
Ahbate, who is featured, gowns by 
Rosen, and scenery by the Becker 
studios, directed by Nat Phillips, 
dances by Ray Midgely. 



world today. As a contender for 



SEPARATION AGREEMENT 

A separation agreement was drawn 
up this week between Jack Singer, 
the burlesque impresario, and Goldie 
Singer. The Singers have been living 
apart for some I."* years. Mrs. Singer 
sojourning in San Francisco chiefly. 

The Hgrecnieiit makes the usual 
provisions f(.r ntaintenuncc and de- 
lirfis the mutiial oM.giiliouK of both 
principals 



2 AMERICANS REPLACED 

Two bouses have been dropped by 
the American Burlesque Circuit for 
next season. They are the Gayety, 
Newark and Star, Toronto. Schenec- 
Udy, N. Y., and Wilkcsbarre, Pa., 
will be added. 

The American Wheel shows played 
Schenectady for a time last season 
going into the Van Curler opera 
bouse which had tried a vaudeville 
policy unsu<*cessfully. The same 
house will be played next season. 



SAIUNGS 

July 10 (from London to New 
York) Bert Levy and wife (Garo- 
nia). 



HERE'S STATEMENT 

r 

Explains St. Paul-Minneapolis Amar- 
loan Wheel Situation 



T. n. Herk, president of tbe Amer- 
ican Burlesque Circuit, denies that 
Finkleatein &. Ruben may withdraw 
their houses in St. Paul and Minne- 
opolis on account of the "open shop** 
policy adopted by the American Cir- 
cuit. 

The houses referred to are the 
Liberty, St. Paul and Gaiety, Minne- 
apolis. Tbe former house is con- 
trolled by Herk on a sub-lease from 
the firm. The lease has eight more 
years to go. 

The Gaiety, Minneapolis, la owned 
by Mr. Herk. 

The report itaied Finklestein & 
Ruben were guarding against a sym- 
pathetic %alk-out of their union em- 
ployees in other theatres controlled 
by them if the Liberty employed 
"open shop" labor. 

Tha offidia lint of openings of 
honscB and attractionB given out at 
the American headaotrtera this week 
contain the names of both tha Colum- 
bia nd the Gaiety. 



The lively ball is killing the great 
national game, in the opinion of 
Johnny Kvers, manager of the Chicago 
Cubs, who made a flying trip to his 
home in Troy last week. He said 
that it was "plain suicide, for the in- 
field to play in close to cut off a run 
at the plate, with the ball they are 
now using." The "friend of the 
umps" declared that the animated 
spheroid is responsible for the pres- 
ent crop of home runs and that it ia 
putting an end to tbc fine art of base- 
running. Javm has good reasou to 
be sore at the Spalding which tba 
big league heads have adopted. 
Charley Hollocher, his star shorstop, 
and Deal, third baseman, arc on tha 
injured list with broken noses, the re- 
sult of being struck in the face by 
batted balls, and Freeman, a pitcher, 
will not play for on indefinite period 
as the result of a blow between tbe 
eyes by a line drive. Evers is not 
discouraged, however. "We have been 
running into some bad breaks right 
along," he said, "but we arc going up 
from now on. I have a line on two 
or tlir<^e pitchers who will help us. 
Alexander's arm is in fine shape and 
he will win a good many games for 
us before the season closes.' 



With the opening of the ra<ir>g f'^"** 
son at Saratoga less than three weeks 
away, many prominent horse ownera 
are shipping their strings to the tracks 
The stables of W. C Whitney, Gwyd 
Tompkins, James Rowe and William 
Garth arrived last week. Reservations 
have been made for the Widener 
jumpers, which will again be in charge 
of Howard Lewis of Philadelphia. Tba 
old jumping course at Horse Haven 
has been rebuilt and will be used for 
training purposes. New shrubbery 
has been planted on the steeplechase 
course of the race track proper. 
There are an unusually large number 
of people at Saratoga for this time 
of the year. 



Friday. July 15, 1921 



EDITORIALS 



^KtETY 

Tf«a«-lfark IUclat«r«d 

rrtllalirt W«Alx bjr 
TABIBTY, lae. 

SIMB SILVBRMAN, President 
|§4 W«»t «•»>» Strtet New York City 



Anaual 



SUBSCRIPTION 

17 Porelfn IB 

Hinste copies SO centM 



VOIi liXIII. 



No. 8 



Byd Mirray, formcrl/ connected 
irith the Winter (Jardcu stage staff, 
Is DOW stage director at the- Century 
theatre. 

David O. KMh of the Houae, Oross- 
Biao & V^rhaua staff has been ad- 
mitted to the bar and will handle 
tome of the firm's theatrical clientele 
henceforth as a practising attorney. 



Joa Morris, who for the past two 
years has owne<l and managed the 
Amphion, Brooklyn, has disposed of 
his interests in the house and will 
return to the stage in a two-act with 
Wynn 8h»w. The team will take the 
former Ash and Shaw offering. 



INSIDE STUFF 

OK V AUDBVILLB i 

. Ben Bernle, inventor and receirer of "wise cracks," has made a 
lau«h out of his straw hat. It's a "Trulx Warner/' hut Ben croeseA 
out the label and marlied "Disney" In pencil. 

The standard music publishers, such aa John Church, Carl 
rischer, J. Fischer, Dltaon, Schlrmer, Ric^rdi, et at., are still delib- 
erating about afflliatng wth the Music Publishers' ProtectiTe Associa- 
tion, although their eventual affiliation is a certainty. But their 
conservative and sedatelj deliberate manner in oonslderiAg the M. P. 
P. A/s proposal has been a revelation to the popular music publlA- 
ers so Accustomed to "Jass" their business transactions, as well as a 
source of respectful amusement. The pop music men liken their 
more serious brethren only to bankers in the manner in which they 
weigh every proposal and every detail pro and con before deciding 
on anything. 



I 



Dan Simmoas, Keith Rooker, left 
last week for a two weeks' vacation 
in Canada. I^eon Morrisey, his as- 
aiKtant. has the books and also the 
81 Ht Street while Chas. Steckhouse is 
vacationing. 



Downey and Whiting 

•olved partnership. 



have dis- 



Hammond A. Forrester will run 
vaudeville at Kntunah. N. Y., during 
tlie summer. Tlicir (M;ai»pa(iua house 
will run pictures only. 



Morris L. Greerherg or the Na- 
than Vidavcr law staff was admitted 
to the bar last week and will ac- 
tively handle some of Mr. Vidavor'a 
picture practice. Mr. (Jrcenberg has 
been spccialixing in copyright, theat- 
rical and picture law work, dating 
from an apprentic^hip on a metro- 
politau daily as police reporter. 



The Catskill, Cat.skill. N. T., in- 
stalled vaudeville tliit< week, playing 
three act.s and a picture. 



Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Urban iiailed 
July 2 on the Orbita fur Kurope. 
They will return to New York in 
about a month. 



Joe Jackson, the tramp cyclist, 
while ;. laying at the Arena at Car- 
lin's, ItaUimore, last week, Hecured 
an injunction against Ueno, at the 
Crarden in that city, alleging Ueno 
bad copied his (Jackson's) act. The 
injunction proceedings carried along 
a suit for damages. It is the second 
time that Jackiion baa proceeded 
legally against Ueno, who, at one 
time, was Jark.son's valot. A II on 
Bryant., a Raltimcre attorney, rep- 
resents Jackson. 



Lew Pollock returned fom ('hicago 
last week with the announcement 
that be and Helen Mellette, of tlie 
Mellette Sisters, were married in 
that city some time ago. The Mel- 
lette girls are with "The Tu 
Show of 1021.'* 



iHsing 



Norma Thomas, the pianist, and 
Naomi Hunter, the female lead, are 
leaving the vaudeville turn "Creole 
Coektail" next week. 



The Hespe, a new theatre for 
vaudeville in Jersey City, opened last 
Week with a picture policy, to be 
continued until fall. The Ilespe will 
offer vaudeville, split week, in Sep- 
tember. 



General Manager Hoi A. Stephen 
•f the Cincinnati Zoo went to Cleve- 
land last week in a vain attempt to 
•eve the life of Minnie. ClfVeland's 
pet elephant, who died of pneumonia 
Veterinarians employed at the Cleve- 
land Zoo at first diagnosed the dis- 
use as indigestion. The (Meveland 
Zoo has been losing animals v^ry 
rapidly. Steuben was asked to act 
•a consulting director and help with 
the rebuilding of the entire stock, 
for which work $250,000 has been ap 
Propriated. The trouble, Stephen 
•"■yH. is that the Zeo was built 
piecemeal and more at less 



Sydney, June 11. 

HEU MAJKSTY'S.-^The Firefly." 
Cast, including Rene Marwell, Italph 
Krrolle, Claude Flemming and George 
Gee. Big success. George Gee car- 
ries the comedy .honors. Claude Flem* 
ming made a hit aa the unde, and 
shared with Edith Drayson the song 
success, "Sympathy." A splendid 
character study was given by liOu 
Vernon as Professor Franki. Mel 
Ward and Mae Batrd are the featured 
dancers. The settings are magnificent 
and were designed by Lea Boadard, 
liittle, Dixon and C4>leman. Business 
right along since opening has been 
big. Show .seems set for a run. Pro- 
duced by Chas. Wenman. 

CUITEUION— Although ragged by 
every critic in town "Scandal' by 
Cosmo Hamilton, is pulling b'g busi- 
ness to this Williamson-Tait house. 
The critics obiect to the bedroom 
scene of act two, and althoygh rather 
on the risque side, the acting of 
Frank Harvery as Pelliam Franklin 
saves lliis scone from morbid sug- 
Kcstiveness. Anyhow, the play is not 
a very enjoyable entertainment. 
Maud Hannaford as Beatrix Vander- 
dykc draws too coarse a picture of 
the flighty young person and fails 
to register. H. U. Uoberts as the 
.Major does good work. Minor roles 
were well tilled by Mrs. Brough, 
Emma Temple and Doris Duane. 
Williamson-Tait have given the piece 
a great mounting. George Parker 
produced. 

TI vol il.— Harry Musgrove by ar- 
rangement with Williamson-Tait pre- 
.senled Annette Kellerman and her 
vaudeville company, June 4 Show 
was to have opened the new Theatre 
Uoyal. The builders not being able 
to complete the theatre in time this 
I)lan w.'^s abandoned. Newall and 
Hale, jugglers, ofiened the show and 
just got by. Jazz Cline and Dot 
Summers in songs passed away. Don 
and Cox, in "After the Party," went 
over to suwess. Dan is a drunk dog 
and shows careful training. Nina 
Cordon *went well \vith impersona- 
tions. Annette Kellerman made her 
first appearance in a dance offering 
and ha<l a reception. Tom Donnelly 
in a dance impersonation of Frii\co 
got nothing. Miss Kellerman then 
did her wire act to applause. Paul- 
ine llerry in a violin .solo passed. 
Stuart Barnes in a monologue 8toppe<i 
the show. Miss Kellerman closed 
with her aquatic specialty in the big 
tank and went over for a hit. "My 
l,ady's Latchkey" (film), closed. Out- 
side of Miss Kellerman and Mr. 
Barnes the support is awfully weak. 
Show will pull business on the star's 

FrriliEU'S— "The Smart Set," a 
company of ten returned soldiers, pro- 
vide the first half at the theatre. 
Show has been here six weeks to big 
biisitiesa. Four of the boys do fe- 
male impersonations and make them 
stand out. Very clever act. Lou 
London opening intermission went 
well in character songs. Cladys 
Verona, grand opera singer, pleased. 
Otis Mitchell went well with banjo 
playing. Laura (luerite was a hit next 
to closing. Act is rather coarse. The 
Fishers closed and held them. 

TOWN HALL.— Miseha lievitski. 

HAYMAUKET — "The Bait," "The 
Ed.ication of Elizabeth/' 

LYCEUM— "Wing Toy"; "The 
Open Door." 



AUSTRAUA' 



By ERIC H. QOBBIOK 

ADELAIDE 



ROYAL.— "Little Whopper." 
MAJESTIC. ' — Film, "Peaceful 
Valley." 

PIUNCB OF WALES.— Keating 
and Rosa Alberto. I^e Brune, De Wil- 
fred, Gardner and Revere, Walter 
George Co. 

MEW ZEALAND 

Auckland 

HIS MAJESTY'S.— Gilbert & Sulli- 
van Opera Co. 

KING'S— Dramatic stock. 

NATIONAL. HIPP.— Films. 

OPERA HOUSE.— Walter Johnson 
Co.. Bruil and Hemsley, Bellora, the 
Cookes. Art Tauchert. 

Christchnrch 

BOYAIi.— Allan Wilkie Company, 
"Damlet." 

QUEEN'S, GRAND.— yilms. 

OPERA HOUSE. — Rev. Frank 
Gorman, (ius Raglas. ('arlton and 
Button. Campbell and Mayo, Mimi 
Company, Munro & Massey. 



Wellington 



at 



up 
ran 



«iom instead of from a well developed 
plan. 



KING'S.— Fjlm, "Dangerous Busi- 
ncHH *' 

PARAMOUNT —"Idols of Clay." 
(Jl^EENS— "The Wliite Star." 
HIS MAJESTY'S.- Nellie Ko\W. 
Newman and Wynne, Ilka and Woods, 
Vaude and Verne, Connars and Paul, 
the Darraghs, Lilas Birt, Marshall 
and Graham, Keeley and Aldous, Joe 
Hurley. 

Dunedin 

HIS MAJESTY'S.— "Sinbad the 
Sailor." 

BIUN'S HALL.— Uosa Alba. 

EMPIRE, OC^'AGON, QUEENS. 
—Films. 

PRINCESS— Emerald and Dupre, 
Sumas, Baron, Fifi De Tisne, Hux- 
ani's Serenaders. 



"('hu Chin Chow" has gone on tour, 
opening in Brisbane. 



Otis Mitchell has arrived 
contract to Fuller, Ltd. 



under 



Joe ('oyne is to 
"Wedding Bells." 



appear next in 



Bert lie Blanc has been retained for 
the Clay circuit. 

Fire destroyed the Mosman Kinema 
Theatre last week. Thirty thousand 
pounds damage wan done. Rebuilding 
will start at once. 



"Fiibiloa," an Italian film, baa done 
good business at Hoyl's De Luxe. 



Stock drama has opened 
G. O. II. with "Tommy's 
Wife," by Charles Darrell. 



at the 
French 



INSIDE STUFF 

ONLBGir 

(leorgea Carpentier waa a rlfltor at the New AoMterdam to aeo 
**Sally" for two aucoeaalve eveatnga laat week. The ataC wm aur- 
prlsed Frtdaf evening to learn Carp waa again la the houae. Thoogk 
he entered near the doae of the Hvat act with a partj of frienda and 
remained aecreted beOiind the boa curtaina untU the houae Ughu 
went up, the audience Quickly wlaed up to the fact. Georgea re- 
mained in shy retirement throuchout, ceaaeleesly plying n ladles' fan. 
I..eon Errol and Walter Catlettt. who Inaerted a burleaque knockout bit 
Thursday night, repeated it for a laugh Friday. 



"The Elton Case," tried out at Aabury Park laat week by George 
Broadhurst. is a drama founded on the noterioua BIwell murder 
mystery. During the performance laat Friday night a woman 
acreamed Juat prior to a shooting bit in the third act and waa carried 
from the house in fainting condition. The play waa written by 
William Devereux. 



BERLIN 



By 0. HOOPER TBA8K 



James C. Matthews, booker for 
Jones. lAnick Sc Scbaeffer of Chi-, nuii n. i« 
««o, arriirod in New York this week. KlUM.— Films, 



MELBOURNE 

HER MA.IKSTYS.— "Ooinf TJp," 
rerival. Next, "Oh, fiady, Iiady." 

IIOYAL. - "Maid of the Moun- 
tains." 

KINGS. —"Welcome Stranger. 
Next, M;iric TempcHt and Grabame 
llrown. season. 

HIjOi:— Hilly Elliott. Sidney 
Hlark. Itai.^don, Miller and Uainey, 
Pollard and .larkson. Amy lloehelie, 
lioadrr and Lainey, Yank and Jean, 
EranH and Oeen. 

TOWN HALL.— JascJia Heifita. 

TlVOM'-'My Ijady'a Latchkey" 
(film), Moon and Morria, Oeron 
Brock. El (Vane. 

nilNCKSS— Stock. 

HOYTS. MAJESna AUDITO- 



William Kelly hnH left the "Sign on 
the Door." He will open in "Adam 
and Eva." 



Charle.s Wliite Iish joined the John 
O'llara company. He will tour in 
"Three Wise Ij'ooIh" and "L^ghtnin*," 

"The Little Whopper" opens in 
Adelaide, i'icre will be preHculed by 
same cant tliat played in "Irene," 

Will Qiiintrell h.is returned to the 
Tivoli as orchestra l<*ad<L*r. Qiiin- 
trell had charge of the orcheptra 
during the Maclntmh regime. 

Marie Tempest and (irahame Hrown 
open a season in Molbourno this 
month with "The (ireat Adventure." 

Kir.Ht National Kilms are a very big 
MuiroHrt in this country, due to the 
ofTortH of Harry MuBgrave who is 
exhibiting them in the very best of 
Iheatres. 

Villiers ArnoM, whf> playod the rob- 
blor in "('hu Chin Chow." died last 
week of flu. 



"The Maid of the Mountains" 
passed its KiOth |»erformanr<v 



has 



"Irene" has (jnished its reoord 
breaking season in this c<»uutry. 
Show closed in MoU»ourne. 



Berlin. June 25. 

The summer season haa settled 
upon Berlin, but it doea not, aa in 
New York, correlate the closing of 
theatrea, but merely in those where 
heavier fiire is offered during the win- 
ter months the change to a lighter 
diet of farce and operetta. Even the 
two oi>era housea are going full blast. 
At the State opera Richard Strtus 
has finished conducting a cycle of his 
own works; at the Ueutatrhes opera 
last Saturday George Hallanoff, the 
world's renowned Kussian baritone of 
the Chicago opera, jammed the big 
theatre to overflowing for his first 
appearance as Uigoletto. 

At present there are some eleven 
new musical comedio« running with 
more or less Huct*esH at the various 
operetta theaters. Taken by and 
large it is not a very htimulating col- 
lection. The failure lately on Broad- 
way of several musical shows with 
poor jazz scores should not discour- 
age American managers into believ- 
ing that this type of musical ware is 
no longer salable. Such a piece as 
"Dardanolla" has more originality and 
life in it than the whole score of the 
average (terman operetta. 

"Der Vetter aus Dingsda" (already 
reported in these columns), at the 
Theatre am Nollendorf IMatx is the 
most successful of the iot. It is hold- 
ing up splendidly Qt the box office. 
This hioWn like th'^ only American 
possibility of the present crop. Lehar's 
"Blaue Mazur" (already reported) 
has not done anything big since the 
first tw« we«»ks. 

The second best patronized is "Thf 
Thousand Million Supper" ("Das 
.Milliarden Souper"), at the Berliner. 
The libretto it by Willmer and Kot- 
tow; the music by Ernst Steffan. The 
action takes place in New York and 
Atlantic City. Hilde Woerner. Halph 
Arthur lloberts, ITschi Elleot, Paul 
Kehkopf and Herbert Riper are fea- 
tured. The libretto in the first and 
last acts is imbecile; in the second it 
has moments. Billy, a poor young tax 
collector, having fallen in love with 
(iladys, a millionaire's niece, bids a 
million, which he hasn't got, to dine 
alone with her (said million going to 
a charity for which (ilndys \,% can- 
vassing). They accept Billy's check, 
ns they believe him to be the son of 
.1 Chicago banker, and the supper 
r >meti off. Just as he is to take 
Cindyi in his arms, fcr she has also 
fallen in love, the millionaire uncle 
aiipears and Billy, from force of 
habit, serves a warrant on him for 
$."».<K)0.0(K) of unpaid income tax. 
f;iadys is disillusioned, heart broken. 
A good stiuation, well worked up t'). 
Tlip niunic. with the exception of a 
cMUiedy duet in the second act. is a 
ritniis qunntity. The (»nly pfO[.lo who 
really gain anything from Ihe even- 
ing are Uoberts. the romedinn. dry 
and lackadaisical. snd llermsnn 
Krohan .the scenic designer. This 
Kiehan's second act. nif hough inex- 
pensive even from a Gennrm strtn<)<»r(I. 
rhisse.s u|> with the best T'rhan ''F)l 
lies." Biisinesi br«sk. 

At tlie Komi.Hclie Oimm .in oneretti 
f-om the Italian. "Old Heidelberg." 
fotinded r.n the Meyer Tn^ler piny, 
long iiojMilnr in Aujerif-a. The nmsie 
i^ by Cbnido radiicrotti. snd «l- 
tliough he aehieve-* fl foiip!.^ c»f good 
ariai and ii love duet In the I'uc^ini 
st>le. he fails utterly \t cntcb Hie at- 
nu)Hr»here (»f the pieep. The direction 
of CuHtjive Clmrle nnd the conducting 
of l>r. rt-lix CiK tither :ire beyond 
criticism. Tlie r.[»eninB cnst (kept in- 
tact for bsrelv two weeks) was ex- 
traordiriary. Marie Es<'her and iticb- 
• rd Tsuber. two of the best v .icen in 
(N'rniany. hsd the ! ads. and they 
v.ere ably secon«led bv I'Vanz l''geniefr 
snd Hermann Ksnt. Fair business. 

At the Theatre des Wextens. "(iay 
Again Tomorrow" ("Morgan Wieder 
Tii.stisf") is under tlifi direction '»f 
llichard Treu. director of the Apollo. 
Vioiina. who is lo take over the Neue.n 
Operetten theatre here in September 
and the Thnlia in rebrunry. The di- 
rection of Treu was eKccllent. nnd 
much may be expected from him nent 
season. Hut the oi>eretta is not ^ 
l»artic ilarly happy opening selection. 
The libretta, by Wilhelm Jacoby. is 
"o')Stume." and concerns certain 
events in the life of thit amusin? 
monarch, Jerome of Westphalia, More 



r.Mght have been made of it The wit 
does not exactly crackle. The mi&sie 
by Heins Lewin is ■ good example of 
the average score that appears here 
—some waltsea, aome polkaa and a 
chorus or tw*) — far from sthnulatiag! 
The caat. including Emmy Sturm. Kd 
Lichtenstein, Alois Itesnl, Paul West- 
ermeier, doea a little better by the 
score than it deservea Businesa fair. 

"The Dream of Happineaa" at the 
Wallner theatre, is at least commend- 
able for its uupretentiousnesa. The 
libretto by Eduard von der Becke. a 
performer himself, concerna a clerk 
who is turned off by bis employer, 
only t) be taken back again when it 
is thought he is to inherit a fortune. 
Then out again when the rumor 
^roves untrue. However, he inherits 
a competency and marries the heroine. 
Tliis is sentimental hokum, but at 
least it is handled in a workmanship 
manner and gives good opportunities 
for acting and singing. Martin Kn^rs 
n.usic also attempts little, but gets 
by for just that reason. The work 
of Bobcrt Senius. Uily Ijcue, Elaia 
Mueller and Beruhard Mucnch is 
commendable. Businesa adequate. 



"The Golden Freedom," at the 
Theatre in der Kommandanten 
Strasse, libretto and music by Theo- 
dore Gehr, is a definite failure. The 
story is full of trite moralizing and 
the music lacks pep. The playera - 
Erna Alberly. Erita Hchuls, Georg 
Winter and Grete rerling— and tha 
production struggle manfully to make 
something out of nothing, and one* 
or twice they almost succeeded. 



At the Komeodienhaua "The Blond 
Angel" ig doing a comparatively good 
businesa. The liberetf). by Keaaler, 
iCebner and Hteindick after a farce by 
Breutano, and the music by the pro- 
lific Winterbergsi And aa umial, 
when so many doctors ha?e a band 
at the birth, the child is still born. 
All the old farce tricks are present, 
but it must be admitted many regis- 
ter. Winterberg's music showa the 
same marka of production that char- 
acterize a modern Victor Herl>erl 
score. That superlative comedienne, 
Josephine Dora, did n^t have suf- 
ficient chances to show. Others no- 
ticed on the stage were Paul Heide- 
n ann and Ida Marsen. 



At the Central "Ilonka" haa been 
doing very wHl from the box offlce 
angle. Tlie music, by Maro Poland 
in contrast to most of the others now 
prevalent, haa here and there a few 
gobs of raw flesh. The first act 
is a little too heavy in tone, in the 
second a few cracka are pulled that 
d;) not smell too strongly of the mid- 
night oil. Emmy Denner has a voice 
and can nl.io hit the emotional high 
.'.pots. Tilly Thoennes^en, CiustsTS 
Jahrbeck and Werner Iternhardy all 
I)l0yed to good returns. 

"American Girl" (this in the Ger- 
n;sn ritle), nt the .Neuen Operelten 
Theatre, j.s the second in the Ger- 
riian-.American serien. The libretta 
'>y Julius Blumenthal, concernii an 
American heiress who, leaving het 
riiillionaire father (who is trying ta 
fr)!c«* an unl'>ved fiance upon her). 
take 4 a (K)sition in a mode salon. 
The usual (omplications set in. It 
is nf>t verv witty, but n corncfly duet 
or two take drserredly numerous 
calls. The music, by Kurt JoHig. is 
another one nf those unintereNting 
nisde-ti-order scores. The cnst in- 
Hudes Frits Langendorf. Agne Wilki, 
Ida Perry and Heinz Salfner. The 
beat f^atcre of the st*ow i.4 the dancos. 
strikit.i;!-, arriM^ed by Ilobert Negrel. 

At the Fricdrich Wilhelm theatre 
they are playing "The f.ittle One 
from the Had'^s" ("Die KIrine sus 
der Hoelle"). Telmar S[»ringefeld is 
guilty of the score, and George 
Okorikow.ski and Will Steinberg have 
difmitelv admitted their joint re- 
sp»»n>ibility (itr the liberelta. This 
Visl i.s a lot (»f idior-y about ii singer 
fj(.tn fh<' cahnret ITades. who nimoyii 
several middle-cl.iss persons try- 
ing to marry otje of tht»ir nephews. 
Atiyiiow till* title is clever; that is 
prr>l>:il>ly one reason for the shows 
c imp.iriitive success. fjilly Flobr, 
M:.K Willeiiz, Crete Seiw and Kurt 
Middcndorf waste >«everal hours every 
evcniug playing the leading rolan. 



10 



LEGITIMATE 



Fridny, July 15, 1921 



NEW "BIG 3" COMBINATION HAS 
OM 30 PLATS Ft)R NEXT SEASON 



■^ ^h^W .. . 



Selwyns-Harris-Hopkins, Formed For Booking Pro- 
tection, in Um For Active Producing — Hopkins 
Signs John and Lionel Barrymore 



Though the "oombination"' of Sam 
B. Harris, Ui<t Selwynn aud Artbor 
Hopkins haa developed to b« no 
more than an agraemeDt for WxAiAf 
protection of the trio in the major 
dtien, this ci'oup of manasers fifuren 
as nvjre active in production for •« 
comiDg season tban anj other three 
Dianafcrs on Broadway. Tlie Sehryns 
propose 15 attractions next teason. 
Bam Harris will also produce 15 new 
plays, while Arthor Hopkins will have 
his most active season since Joining 
the managerial ranks 

^Vith Hopkins signing John and 
TAonel Barrymore this week to again 
appear under hia management, the 
new ^'big three** in the legitimate pro- 
ductjun field, baa und^r its collective 
banner a most fonnid^l^ array of 
stars and "name" players. It is 
rlaimed that over 50 per cent of 
Broadway's dramatic elite having been 
engaged for their plays. 

Hopkins will present both Barry- 
mores in new playi, later bringiTig 
thera together for repert . /y, which 
the producer has planned since .the 
bn ihrrn joiittW created a Mcn^tntiou 
in "The JeaL'* He aUo hns Mnrj«»ric 
llambeau ("Daddy Goes a Hunting"), 
Don Ami, the Jevrish star, who will 
be Mv.n in a nem- play, and f^Senevieve 
Tcbin who g>ert on the r.>Ad ("Littl? 
Old New Yor*"). 

The Selwyns start ofT with names 
in "The Cir Ic" which briog i into the 
ftame cast Mrs. Leslie Cartor, John | 
e "Winw )o«l. Ernest I^aw- • 



TQ SYSTEMATIZE 
FILM DISTRIBUTION 



A. L. Erlanger Picked by 

Film Investigator — Can 

Save 30 Millions Year 



Drew, Estelle 
ford and A. B. Bfatthcw?. They have 
Jane Gowl C^SraiKu' Through,'* and 
later a new plav), l^'lorenoe Rred 
'The Mirage"), Olga Petrova ('•Sil- 
ver Peacock"), William Oourtenay 
and Lola Finher (''Honors are 
Even"), Emma Dunn ("Sonny") 
Martha Hedman and Norman Trevor 
Ctl^niel") I^eo Carnllo ("Love 
U^f"), Alan Dinchart ("Puppet 
INsttr"), Loo Tellegen ("Don Juan" 
to !>• fiMduced by Theatre (Juild with 
Belwyna intereatedN The Selwyns 
w.il offer a new young star in a play 
ralleil "Great Mu9ic'* ami there will 
also be a new musrral piece for Peggy 
Wood. 

Vhe line-up for the Sam 11. liar- 
rii* productionn has Elsie Ferguson 
f'V'aryiDg ShorcH"). Emily StovcLs 
«al{io in a Zoe Akins play), Krnest 
Truex ("Hix Cyllnd-T Love"). iJeorgo 
f Sydney ("Welcome Stranger"), Rich- 
ard Bennett ("Tho nero"), Frunrine 
Larnmore ("Nice Pooplo"), with 
Florence Mooro and IrvinK Borlin, 
who will appear in the now t^how at 
the new Music Box. 



In these troublous tin^ea when tht 
film industry is at its ebb, and 
where, for the first time, it has b«- 
come necesFsrv to coont the coat, 
Wall Street thinks it an opportana 
moment to go into the matter of at- 
tempting to amalgamate the distrib- 
uting end of the picture buaineas. 

A representative of Kuhn, Loeb it 
Ck>. is said to have "filed a report to 
his principals designed to show that 
upward of $30,(X)0,000 could be 
saved annually by syndicating the 
distribution of pictures alone, with- 
out reducing production cost. This 
sum represents a 10 per cent divi- 
dend on a capitalization of $300,000,- 
000 — the proposition being presented 
in a new light from any hitherto put 
before capital. 

The problem of bringing the con- 
flicting distributing interests to- 
gether, the report goes on to state, 
is the only one requiring solution 
and, tffter scouring the amusement 
business frcm all angles, it has been 
snggoHted that the man best equipped 
to consummate such an arrangemeul 
is A. L. Erlanger. The head of the 
legitimate syndicate has been asked 
to undertake the work, it is said. 



*TRIARS'' DID 

$9,000 LAST WEEK 



Ran Into Chill at Red 
Bank Only — Now Play- 
ing m JNew 




ONLY 16 BROADWAY PLATS 
LEFT ON THB SUMMER BOARDS 



or 



HUSSEY NOW FEATURED 

The Century Roof show, now in 
rehearsal, is booked to open in about 
ttiree weehfl. Jimmy llussey, playing 
with the show on the road without 
a contract, has signed for the Roof 
production to